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post #32 of Old 05-04-2009
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I raced on a Cal 40 in the 70's that was struck in its slip late at night. An observer on another boat saw a ball travel down the mast and light up the cabin before it disipated. He watched for a while and didn't notice any issues but the electricity melted the nylon bushing around the depth trasducer and the boat sunk in its slip. The boat bottom was polished graphite and the keel was solid lead.
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