4319RE: [campernicholson] Lightning Protection
- Jul 2, 2008About eight years ago we put about a 12 X 18 inch 1/2 inch thick copper plate on the hull as close to the mast as possible. It is thru-bolted and attached by a thick battery-type cable to the mast. No strikes, yet. Thank God.Denece----- Original Message -----From: Albert G. BoyceSent: 7/1/2008 10:06:25 PMSubject: [campernicholson] Lightning Protection
I am wondering what other Nicholson 35 owners have done for lightning
protection. I have developed a keen interest in lighting protection
after getting caught out on the Chesapeake in a thunderstorm last week
and getting a mild electric shock at the helm while steering the boat.
Quite a wake up call. I have hull number 132 and there is a small
sintered bronze plate on the outside of the hull that is connected by #8
wire to the mast.
None of the shrouds, stays, lifelines, stanchions, or any other metal
objects are grounded or otherwise connected to this plate
I look forward to hearing what lightnting protection arrangements others
have in place on their boats.
Discovery CN35 #132
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