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post #1 of Old 06-25-2002 Thread Starter
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sailing in a thunderstorm

I would like to know how safe is it to be out in the middle of the bay in a bad lightning storm. Does anyone know? I heard different comments about it. I want the facts, the other day I got caught out there and the lightning came pretty close to me. What could happen if it hits, will it go through the mast down to the keel? Is it grounded somehow? I usually make it back to port in time, but this time I messed up. Slow boat. If anyone has the facts please tell me. I was pretty nervous out there.
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