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Re: Frogwatch Lightning ground
Love to see your pictures. PM me if you continue to have problems reducing them.
How is it electrically connected to the boat?
I was thinking of a similar, if cruder, system of cutting an auto jumper cable in half, clamping each half the the shrouds and tossing the cut and bared end over the side.
How are you going to test it
Originally Posted by Frogwatch
Finally, got around to testing deployment of my new lightning ground system. It is designed to be deployed either at anchor or underway. It is made from stainless fabric with stainless rods at top and bottom and is joined to the boat with a #4 tinned Ancor cable and 3/8" line. To attach to the boat, it has a welding clamp that holds very securely and the 3/8' line goes to a cleat.
At anchor, is simply drops into the water beside the boat.
Underway, it tows on the surface at up to 10 kts. I tested it from my powerboat so I could tow it at various speeds. I hope the pics load.
My pics are too big to load and I cannot reduce them for some reason.
Graham and Janaki
Last edited by GrahamO; 06-24-2013 at 12:47 PM.
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