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post #4 of Old 02-05-2007
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Current theory is that boats that are grounded get hit more often than boats that are not grounded. However, it seems that boats that are grounded suffer less damage when hit than do boats that are ungrounded.

So, it really depends on what your risk tolerance is... are you willing to risk getting hit more often, which is still relatively rare, and suffer a less catastrophic strike, or willing to risk a more catastrophic strike with a lower chance of getting hit to begin with.

Generally, even on a well-grounded boat, the electronics are toast if you're hit.

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