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post #6 of Old 06-26-2002
Mama_Cocha
 
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sailing in a thunderstorm

I don''t think you can properly ground a cat as lightning will search for the most direct path to ground, which is typically the mast and Keel in a mono, with the cat it would have to move at a 90'' angle at the base of the mast...not going to happen. You can try to ground the shrouds to each hull but you will still have your mast.....If you are caught in a storm move away from mast and shrouds, also put your portable electronics in the oven which will act as a faraday cage and protect them.
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