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Had a lightening strike on a boat I was working on.
It hit the SSB Antenna and blew out the coupler and the SSB before being grounded out into the steel hull of that boat. Needless to say that strike burned out all of the E. Boards in both the coupler and the SSB. And that antenna was nothing but splinters after the strike. Otherwise the steel hull & superstructure acted like a Faraday Cage and protected the crew.
 

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Doesn't the gasket seal prevent electrical conductivity between the lid and base? This would make it a poor Faraday cage.
Odviously you haven't been around pressure cookers much. There is plenty of metal to metal contact between the lid and the pot. But you may want one big enough for you and your crew during heavy lightening strikes.:cool: :rolleyes:
 

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So according to Waltsn is that we are Zapped big time no matter what.
But then again...
A grounding plate on the bottom of your boat and the major metal compotents bonded to it will greatly increase your chance of survivability.


Note this is flat grounding plate. Not the ground plate used for the SSB, which will blow out from the Lightening strike.
 

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Actually a Lightening Rod at the top of the mast and bonded to a ground plate on the bottom of your hull will go a long way in protecting you from stray electrical currents set up by a lightening strike.

There is a brush like rod that is suppose to protect you also, but it isn't bonded to anything... But I haven't heard from anyone who has one on their mast.
 

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We do have and thread on lightening. "Pointed" Lightening Protection Question" This is one of several on the subject.
 

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If you are that worried about Lightening then find the Deepest cave in your country (and all countries have a few caves) and hide there
 
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