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Re: When Lightning Strikes
The reality is that you can't change the effect of lightning strike on a boat with any sort of lightning arrestor(etc), nor can you change it on land. So you have the same chance of being hit on a boat as on land.
The good news is is very rarely happens.
I have been on the pick in some areas where the lightening just doesnt stop: Colon in Panama was one storm for 3 days... damn stuff hitting the water, trees and buildings everywhere except not a boat!
The very few people who have been hit have their electronics fired. So disconnect what you can. I turn off my electricity and disconnect my handhelds and laptops.
Apart from that, no one has been killed or injured on a boat that I know of.
So just dont worry about it. Similar to all the threads about hitting containers at sea. Some things only happen once in 10 million... but you may win the lottery as well!
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