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Re: Lightning protection- precision 18
As stated by others:
a. Take the mast down.
b. Park in the trees.
c. Get next to taller boats.
d. Don't get caught on the water.
Also read this, re. disipators; basically the math doesn't work and it's all statistics.
Sailboat Lightning Protection - Inside Practical Sailor Blog Article
I've installed protection systems that have actually been hit; there is no way they can be fitted to a small boat, the power is simply too great.
(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")
"Well, I just climb up to them."
by Joe Brown, English rock climber
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