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Lightening Detectors

All good advice!!!

We use a lightening detector (don't have the make & model at hand) and it seems to work much (NOT ALL) of the time.

Many years ago, we simply relied on a cheap AM radio and just listened for the static. With the lightening detector, it usually gives us more advanced warning and also a feel for how the T-storm is moving at us. Sometimes, by monitoring the distances from the strikes to us, we can tell the storm is moving parallel to our course, not right at us.

We are day sailers on a lake but can still get far enough from our marina that trying to get back in is not the smartest choice (the attached picture is us moving away from our marina as it was directly in the path of the storm).

Anyone else have experience with these detectors?

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