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Have you been sailing away from land when lightning was hitting the water?

You are offshore or away from land and a front is approaching you. What are the chances of getting hit? That's what I'm trying to figure out with this poll.

Yes, there is another lightning polls out there, but my concern is not about a vendor's product but the risk of getting hit overall.

Note that the first question is BOTH lightning hitting the water AND in open water. If only one is true but not both, please answer that you haven't been in that circumstance. Otherwise please elaborate.

I'm expecting most sailnet-ers will answer that they haven't been in that situation. No matter, there will be some who have.


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