Saturday, June 14, 2014
Drilling holes in your boat
The very thought gives me the willies. The thing is, a previous owner ran a cable from the main chainplates on either side of the boat to the dynaplate. Now I consider that a bad practice. If lightning hits the boat, it could punch a hole in the boat at the dynaplate and sink it. Instead I bought 2 half inch bronze bolts to put through the hull on either side. That way if lightning does hit the mast, it will be a straight shot down through to the water through these bronze bolts. That's the theory of it anyway.