Lightning question

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In the log of April 22, 2005, Pete answered the question

Are you worried about lightning?

Definitely but that result is in the lap of the gods.

The mast and all major metal parts are earthed in the water via large earth plates. I think the boat will survive a strike,the problem is with the electronics they cannot handle a huge voltage surge we would lose gps,satphone,computer,HF radio,and all our instruments. Not a pleasant prospect but we could continue on using paper charts and celestial navigation which I have been practicing with good results.

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