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post #7 of Old 07-29-2010
TQA
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If it is something that really REALLY worries you buy a steel boat.

The path to "earth" is not interrupted by fibreglass so hull damage is most unlikely. If in side when you are hit you are in what is called a Faraday Cage and if you have to be struck then that is a good place to be. [ You might be deaf for a day or two - ask me how I know this.]

But there is problem that only steel boat boats may suffer from subsequent to a strike, the hull can become a strong magnet and your compasses are useless. Mine pointed to 137 degrees regardless of my actual heading.
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