Lightning! zzzzaaat!

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by thundercatsHO, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. thundercatsHO
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    thundercatsHO Junior Member

    This maybe a real hack-ey question, but I have been installing a new mast head light and a new wind vane up there. It kind of dawned on me that boy this is really one giant lightning rod. Is there anything I need to do to mitigate lightning danger? Or is it a non-issue. Thanks
     
  2. michael pierzga
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    michael pierzga Senior Member

    Sure. Lightning is a problem. The subject is pretty long. Best to google it. plenty of stuff on the internet about lightning protection strategies for sailboats.
     
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  4. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    WI has a low incidence of lightning, so the risk is minimal.
     
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