Originally Posted by hellosailor
Nice clean bilge. I still have a limited trust for concrete, it will find ways to steal water, even from the air on damp days, and then stash it away internally.
If you're planning to use the icebox water on your face, or anything similar, just take care not to let spilt milk, etc. get in the box. If you're just using it to cool drinks, you've got a little extra isolation from it in case of "funk" in the water.
LOL, for sure, maybe not using it on the face is such a good idea.
I have totally squashed the idea of concrete in the bilge as part of the fix, for the reasons you have given. That is whats nice about having a forum to bounce off ideas, and come up with legitimate solutions for the problem.
I'm sticking to the joices being rebuilt, the aluminum plate, and I have a piece of 3/4 inch Teak to cut out a 5 inch ring to use between the wood post and the metal post.