uuuummmm........to ground your SSB radio? Sorry. Looking for a connection here between the subject and your question. you may get better answers if the subject line relates to the question.
Here''s my answer: tradition. When I pulled my stick, I put 2 pennies under the mast. One minted the year the boat was made and the other minted the year I pulled the stick. At least then I''ll remember when I last did it.