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Old 09 July 2013, 17:39   #11
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A flux Capacitor.....

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Old 09 July 2013, 19:50   #12
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I would have thought that it you have an a frame you could just tap onto that and have something removable so you can connect it when things kick off
I think that this should be possible by attaching a sacrificial tip and the cables and dissipating ends (plates or newer cilindrical designs) to the main metal structure when the risk is imminent but the A frame is not always the highest point on the RIB and a lightning may be deflected to the consolle if this is not protected. The best would be a T top connected to the A frame which could if properly set up form a Faraday? cage...
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Old 09 July 2013, 21:24   #13
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The ground cable would not carry the current long before it is vaporized. Model rockets use 22ga just to initiate the pulse, maybe a similar concept would work on a rib or sib.

I know we where caught out in the open once and heading home was slow in 2-3 foot waves. Fishing rods were stored real fast after we saw the first lightening bolt. Might look into a system myself.

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Here is what we use in Cali..

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Old 12 July 2013, 02:15   #15
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That would work. Safety is clearly the top priority here - I noticed there were 2 flotation devices for each of your passengers.
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