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post #9 of Old 04-12-2019
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Re: Sailboat Takes Out Power to Half the FL Keys

I wonder what that aluminum mast looks like now - am surprised it didn't melt down like butter.

I remember when we were building a small bridge across a creek in Mumbai and the crane operator had no choice but to work close to the overhead lines (which we monitored closely). However it was constantly under induction. You could hear the hum at times and feel your hair standing up. Wow we would back way the fk up!

100,000 volts is nothing to mess with.

BTW I wonder what his lightning protection system looks like now - it could be an interesting lesson learned.
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