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Should rowboats be grounded for lightning protection, and how?

-- David Bean (, November 02, 2000


I am curious if this would help. When caught in a storm, hang a 6-ft. piece of 12-gauge copper wire (with a weighted end), from the boat into the water. Thus in a charged-particle situation, the ions would be directed to ground, rather than your tai

-- David Bean (, November 02, 2000.

is the boat metal? if so a wire will be of no use you must get a grounded air terminal over head so that the cone of protection is formed.the operative word is grounded. this will work on wood,fiber glass or metal. see ABYC standard E-4(american boat and yacht council)

-- (, July 18, 2001.

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