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since the gray water from showering would get into the bilge and start to stink.
Does your cockpit drain into your bilge ??? This is a little unusual (to put it mildly)
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You're confusing the different people posting.. .the OP is using a cockpit shower, the others are not.

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Well they should have their own threads - at my age I can't be expected to tell the difference
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The current sump is Metal not glass as it's a metal boat. it's part of the hull not an insert. I'm a bit worried about building a dam with glass on metal as its a possible source of corrosion. there is only corrosion on the stanchion at the moment. Water does not get into the bottom bilges from the shower sump or anywhere else as a rule.
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If it is a metal sump...I guess that you're going to have to build a complete fiberglass liner for it. I was trying to save you some work.

It might be better to scrub down the metal thorougly and paint with a two-part epoxy paint instead. The risk of a fiberglass liner for the sump is that moisture/water can get between it and the metal sump, and then have concealed corrosion with a good paint, that is less of a concern.

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Hi SD,
Thanks for that. I appreciate it. Somehow I figured you were going to say that. I reckon that you're right about getting water trapped between fibreglass and metal. I think it already has epoxy paint on the hull as there is no sign corrosion on it. What I will do is treat the stanchion and then monitor it very frequently to see if the problem returns.

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Glad to help.

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