Lightning & Boats
Martin A. Flynn (email@example.com)
Fri Jun 26 19:34:40 1998
Our boat SEAHORSE, was apparently the victim of a direct lightning strike
this week. Both the primary VHF & SSB whips (both 22' long & mil-spec) were
reduced to very small fiberglass strands with exploded metal fittings.
The question that I have is: Do those "corona-discharge" gadgets seen in
the marine stores do any good? To my knowledge, none of our boats have
been struck before.
Martin A. Flynn - CR
Sea Scout Ship 243, BSA
Watchung Area Council / NJ