Originally Posted by Cruisingdad
You don't have to get hit for the electronics to get toasted.
True...but on even on a boat that has a fully-bonded lightning grounding system, the electronics are generally toast in the case of a lightning strike. Some people mistake a lightning protection system for a system to protect the boat from the effects of a lightning strike, which it will not do. What it will do is minimize the effects of a lightning strike and help protect the passengers of the boat in such a case... but does almost nothing at all to help protect the electronics on the boat.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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