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post #2 of Old 07-26-2010
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I asked my instructor this question. He said that the mast on our particular boat was grounded to the keel and the keel should dissapate the strike thorugh the water. Knowing a bit about how electricity works, I did not see a grounding wire and didn't know what he was talking about. I have seen a bit on this board, and you will get some interesting answers, the one I keep refering to and laughing at is keep sailing and "hope for the best." Seeing as how you have been struck once already and prone to strkies in the future, I think you are right when you want to find the best possible answer. If you do a search, you will find a lot of info.
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