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post #2 of Old 07-21-2003
GordMay
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lightning protection

You might have to either:
Install an external (immersed) ground plate c/w thru-hull bolts (best solution). Gnd plate will be 144 square inches minimum, better a long narrow strip (48" or longer x 3" wide), and NOT sintered.
or
Utilize a much less effective temporary connection, such as a ground plate connected to a large (2/0) cable c/w clamp to attach to your mast stays or chain plates.
See the excellent articles at:
http://www.thomson.ece.ufl.edu/lightning/
"Lightning protection of boats and marine facilities"
Regards,
Gord
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