Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Slidell, LA. USA
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Re: In regards to Lightning
I really do not know if static dissipaters work or not, and do not have any expertise in that area and frankly am quite electrically challenged. I do have one installed though and am not bonded. I have never owned a boat which was bonded. I, knock on wood, have never been hit, in the last fifty years, but do not claim that to be for any particular reason. I installed the fore-spar unit many years ago, and it was on my previous boat also.
The primary reason is this. Entergy Corp., the provider for the New Orleans area, has major power lines which cross Lake Pontchartrain near I-10 and run for five miles from south shore to north shore along the Hwy 11 bridge. On top of each tower there sits a static dissipater fore-spar like bush, much larger of course but a dissipater never the less. Who am I to question Entergy?
William Atkin Cutter, "TALLY HO MAJOR" "ROSA"