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I wouldn't recommend grounding the boat. There are two schools of thought on this...
The first is that you should bond and ground the boat. While some think this reduces the severity of damage in the case of a lightning strike, it is also thought to increase the chances of your boat getting struck.
The second is that you shouldn't bond or ground the mast/shrouds/etc. While some think this reduces your chance of getting hit, others believe that it will result in greater damage if you are hit.
Basically, if you're happy with the way your boat is... leave it alone.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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