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hazelberry...
hazelberry...

Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:05pm

Post Subject: Lightening

Can a Canal Boat be struck by lightening, if so, what precautions can be taken?

Tony-B...
Tony-B...

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:23am

Post Subject: Lightening

Yes. Make sure the insurance covers the eventuality. First of all unless you are in the habit of being in the middle of a large lake other nearby structures and trees are likely to be taller than the boat so are more likely to attract the lightening. A narrowboat is also a pretty good Faraday cage so lightening is likely to simply go through the hull into the water. However if you are in an open exposed position taking down ant aerials might minimise the chance of a strike. Tony Brooks

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