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Old 11-15-2012
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Re: Boy killed by lightning in our anchorage, what would you do?

Has anyone had the VHF antenna hit while having a properly installed lightning arrestor on the VHF antenna feed line? The ground of the lightning arrestor has to be connected to the mast ground with its own wire.

Of course if the EM field created is so strong that it destroys electronics which aren't plugged in then there isn't much you can do except get military grade hardened electronics.

And why not ground the rudder? You want to have 20,000v between your wheel and the throttle control which is hooked to the engine which could be hooked to the different mast ground?
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