Originally Posted by Hightower
Being all technical. Isn't there a positive charge that emanates upwards from the earth that on meeting a negative one from the heavens enables the electrical current earth out? If so, you just try to eliminate the upward charge. If your RIB is a poor insulator then your chances of being hit are much less.
Always thought along those lines.A car is super-safe,because of the tyres.
Was in the wheelhouse of a big (100') steel fishing trawler once when hit by lightning,whole wheelhouse lit up with a blueish light for about 2 seconds,no damage done,but it was a sight