Lightning Strikes

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Ike, May 11, 2020.

  1. Ike
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    Ike Senior Member

    There is an interesting article in the latest Scientific American about preventing lightning strikes on airplanes by creating a negative charge on the surface of the aircraft. It strikes me (pun intended) that this might have application with boats as well. It would have to be researched because of all the potential stray current corrosion problems, but it's an interesting concept.

    Pumping Charged Particles onto Airplane Surfaces Could Reduce Lightning Strikes https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/pumping-charged-particles-onto-airplane-surfaces-could-reduce-lightning-strikes/
     
  2. Blueknarr
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    Blueknarr Senior Member

    Could be paired with the systems that give a hull a slight charge to prevent galvanic corrosion.
     
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