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Old 09-18-2012
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Re: Boy killed by lightning in our anchorage, what would you do?

What about steel sailboat?? if your inside would they act as a giant faraday cage? and if your on the outside of the boat? would the electricity run through the hole boat or hit the mast, shroud and stays and then use the shortest path to water??

Pierre
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