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post #6 of Old 07-03-2007
SEMIJim
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Tell ya what a friend of mine did one time when we got caught in the middle of the lake by one of the "low odds" thunderstorms that were predicted: Down went the sails and on went the iron genny.

And I gotta tell ya: Being out in the middle of an area as flat as a billiards table with a 40' lightning rod sticking up in the air, with lightning crashing down all around you, is most definitely not amusing.

My friend: Don't worry, the mast on this boat is stepped thought to the hull. It's well-grounded.
Me: Here we are, sitting in the cockpit of a thoroughly soaking wet boat, ourselves soaking wet, that mast not 10' away, and you think that's going to help, eh?

Jim
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