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Re: Lightning protection- precision 18
great idea. co-incidentially, my new stereo got fry in a lightning storm 2 weeks ago. i fitted a vhf-fm splitter on the vhf antenna. i think the surge came thru that and fry my stereo. my boat was between two larger boats with taller mast. well i don't know if there's any damage to the other 2 boats as their owners weren't around. now i use internal antenna for the stereo. all my other electronics survived, including the vhf. i can't say the zeners saved the day. who knows. perhaps if i check each one to see if they are still working. if they still works then it doesn't confirm anything. if any zener fails, then perhaps it does its job.
2002 Hunter 326, SV Millennium 2
1999 Macgregor 26X, SV Millennium