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Re: Bonding and Grounding of Underwater Metals

If lightning is your concern then there is no scientific research that proves that a bonded boat is better protected than a non bonded boat. It is difficult to set up controlled experiments with 10,000,000 volts of electricity.
Anecdotally, non-bonded boats do not get hit as often as bonded boats but bonded boats may be able to survive a lightning strike with minimal damage.

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