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My handheld Simrad VHF got a beating, but my Garmin 76 GPS had no problems. Not a direct hit, just too close!
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I was struck this past weekend square on the top of the mast. Everything connected to DC wiring was fried. Anything not connected was not affected at all by EMP discharge.

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Interesting photos. Have you been aloft to check the standing rigging?
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It was lookin' kinda cluttered up there anyways! (g)
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Apparently Mother Nature moonlights as a maid.
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Apparently Mother Nature is too expensive.. No, I haven't been up the mast yet. Possibly this weekend
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Seriously now.
I empathize with the project ahead. A total re-wire, no? Bummer, to say the least.
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Looks like the VHF took the hit... Glad to see you're still here.
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