Re: lightning advice
You mentioned that for an encapsulated keel with a keel step mast that you would mount a long copper bar stock with a lot of edge surface. Not sure just how you run that wire from the keel step to that bar stock. Also everything on my boat is bonded from the keel step to the thru hulls to the keel bolt of the encapsulted keel and etc. Never did feel right about that wire going to the iron ballast in the encapsulated keel in that there would seem to be a possiblity that the energy could go directly from the encapsulated iron to the water through the fiberglass possibly sinking the boat.