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Lightning Strike

I am considering looking at a Lafitte 44 for sale that was struck by lightning. Of course the reason to do this is, it is a design I'm interested in and if the boat once fixed is a bargain, then it could be a good deal.

Is this something I should even consider?

What are some of the things I should be looking for? ( i know of the self-survey post, so aside from that)

Of course the electrical has all been stripped out, so I would need to hire and pay to have it refitted. Any advise here? Anyone done this recently that knows what it should cost? Of course I would wire it to be current and efficient with capability for inverter, batteries, solar and wind generators. The goal here is to be long term or full time cruisers with energy self-sufficiency as much as is practical. Any thoughts on this would be really helpful.

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