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Old 02-05-2007
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It depends... I doubt it... it isn't installed as a default feature on most boats...

An easy way to figure out if it has been or not is to look for a heavy copper grounding cable, #4 or heavier, running down from the mast to the keelbolts or so... If your boat has an encapsulated keel, rather than an external keel, there would also be a copper or bronze plate below the waterline.
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