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...Another boat that was stuck near Belleville,On. didn't sink till two days after.It was full of pinholes.
That's my lightning stories for now.

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I guess the battery kept the bilge pump going for 2 days before it died.

I makes you want to get a bilge alarm that calls your cell phone or something. Our bilge pump switch is hooked to a buzzer that let you KNOW it's on. That only works when you are on board.

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capn dave,

Friday was quite a show. I could see from Orange Park all the lightning south. 2 weeks ago I didn't take a direct hit, but it got my SSB, and autopilot. Ruby lost nearly everything electric. This summer has been alive with lightning!.......i2f

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A fellow sailor told me that during a lightning storm to make sure your engine is on and your prop is turning at a very fast RPMs to expel the static electricity from the boat. Any truth to this?
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Yep it works

and is just as good as the kat. SO you ought to double your protection. Woops!!! STOP don't do that. The KAt and the prop will repel each other and cause lightning.

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and is just as good as the kat. SO you ought to double your protection. Woops!!! STOP don't do that. The KAt and the prop will repel each other and cause lightning.

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come to think of it--the engine WAS on and we were motoring and i did have the kat on top of me--.....LOL....magic!!!!!! LOL>.....makes as much sense as lightning strikes having rhyme or reason.........LOL...i hope everyone stays safe and the lightning hits no one---smooth sailing~~~~~~~~~_/)~~~~~~!!!!!!!

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Steel boats will act like a faraday cage, but an antenna will bring the current down into the inside.
In fact, any conductive connection from the outside to the inside will bring the lightning inside. For a faraday cage to be fully effective the items inside must be electrically isolated from the cage shell. This is rarely going to be the case with a steel-hulled boat.
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In fact, any conductive connection from the outside to the inside will bring the lightning inside. For a faraday cage to be fully effective the items inside must be electrically isolated from the cage shell. This is rarely going to be the case with a steel-hulled boat.
IIRC, Faraday had movies where people could touch the inside of a highly charged cage and not get shocked.

It's the same reason you don't get shocked inside a car -- has nothing to do with the rubber ires insulating.

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