Re: built in lightning protector in a new wooden mast construction
Bad idea......Ian's on the right track. I assume you will use standing rigging of some sort. Tie all the stays together at the top of the mast with a short piece of flexible SS cable and let the rigging carry it to the chainplates, and then tie all the chainplates together inside the hull to the keel bolts if you so like. You still run the risk of blowing a hole in the boat. Without getting into a long detailed discussion there's enough energy in a lightning bolt to light up a small town for a week or three and a few bolts and a lead keel ain't agonna be much deterrant.
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