I have a small 26 ft clinker double ended sloop, Ghiilie Dhu was beautifully built in 1969 and is in very good condition. She was built by one of the best wooden boat builders in England for his own use and when I bought her was fitted with an electric bilge pump as well a hand pump. She does not leak at all except when being put back in the water after a winter lay up.
I have heard that fitting an electric bilge pump in a wooden boat is not good practice and can promote electrolisis problems. As Ghille Dhu`s bilges are dry where the bilge pump is situated I am assuming that there could be no problem but want to be doubley sure.
Is there a way to check to see if there are "stray" electrical currents that might cause problems?
Any advice gratefully received.