Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Victoria B.C. Canada
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My mast is deck stepped. The rigging ends at chainplates which are on either the fiberglass hull or the main bulkhead. The only electrical current running in the area of the mast is for the lights on the mast. Neither of those conductors is connected to mast or rigging. It may be common but certainly cannot be relied on for troubleshooting.
Living aboard in Victoria Harbour