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Re: Lightning protection- precision 18

Maine- Have a 46' boat with 63'airdraft. Fully bonded as per ABYC but has encapsulated keel and no ground plate as of yet. ? Should I install the square plate offered by Ward's Electronics or the strips offered by Dr. Thompson or nothing further? ? if ground plates are installed where should they be installed? Should they be at the heeled waterline as it appears plates near the water surface are more effective then those deeper down? Mast is keel stepped and it very difficult to avoid sharp radius. Is connection between shroud plates and ground sufficient? Dr. Thompson is in Florida is there a good local resource in R.I. area? Are you interested in providing services or referrals for New England sailors?

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