Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New jersey
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Re: Lightening struck
Willis and Vasco are giving you good advice. Our 43ft Jeanneau took a direct hit and that's exactly how it played out. Resign to the fact that this could take a while (Our boat was hit on memorial day 2 years ago, we didn't go back into the water till I think September)
Once the boat is up on land, the insurance company should send their surveyor out to inspect the boat. Otherwise they won't cover repairs. And I agree that unfortunately with electronics it could take a while to really see the damage. But in our case almost everything ended up getting replaced, GPS, charger, inverter, autopilot, etc.
Ultimately your time on land will depend on the extent of the damages, but contact your insurance co and let them take the lead on what to do. They probably will tell you not to have any work done till their guy can do a survey.