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What idiot bonded the mast plug to the thru hulls? The thru hulls were probably bonded to help prevent galvanic corrosion, and one of the things they should be bonded to is a large zinc. The mast step and mast should not be bonded to them for galvanic corrosion, as they aren't—at least on most boats I've seen, exposed to the ocean...
The mast and mast step should be bonded to the shrouds and chainplates, if you're bonding for electrical (lightning) protection. The thru hulls should not be bonded to the lightning protection bonding system, as if they are, they may blow out in an actual lightning strike.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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