Originally Posted by tdw
.... well it certainly appears as if a few of the Womboat's systems are very dissipated indeed ....
I have posted in other threads the same thing before. I think it is only common sense to provide a pathway for the charge to get out of the boat should the lightning DECIDE to follow it. There is no guarentee that will happen. That doesnt cost a lot of money.
In addition There is no system short of not having the boat which will prevent you from being struck.
In our case the investigation concluded that the lightening hit the tower next to us 100 yards away. Traveled through the water. Entered the boat either through the prop or the metal grounding plate and then into the engine panel and the main circut panel. The lightening traveled out of the boat going UP our mast and jumped to the boat next to us trough the mast. ( The man on the boat saw it jump between our masts) It blew pinholes into parts of his hull which were noticed after he was pulled simultaneuosly with us.
There were 10 boats which sustained damage from this particular lightening strike in Back Creek Annapolis,