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Corrosion in the marina

I have a 43'' sailboat, and am tied up in a 300-slip marina with all fiberglass (mostly sailboats) near me; there are several vacant slips in the area. Over my protests, a few days ago a 56''steel trawler (live-aboard)was allowed to come into the slip next to me;and we share a power pole (A and B side). I''m very concerned about possible corrosion effects due to this large steel boat so close to me-but can not find anything specific in writing to support my concerns. The Trawler is a new boat (made in China), in very good nick, and equipped with an islolation transformer. However, the marina (not in the US) wiring is questionable, with many feeder lengths hanging in the water, etc. Can anyone provide any insight/what to watch for or check, or supporting arguments as to why a steel boat should not be berthed next to fiberglass boats--- or do I really not have a problem? Many thanks,
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