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faxis
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re: Just had the #@%&! scared out of me. . .


Yep.

The boat was struck by lightning in the slip once. Had to melt down some dive weights to refill the hole in the solid lead wing keel and replace all the wiring and most of the rigging.

Freshwater strikes are way worse than saltwater. If it happens while you are sailing the boat, you just need to make sure you aren't touching anything conductive, and then you need to make sure you're the luckiest somebitch in the boat.






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TigerTreyjpg
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Monroe, LA
Member since Jun 2008
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re: Just had the #@%&! scared out of me. . .


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Having lightning strike close by is one of the most underrated things out there. Will freak you out for a while


I agree. It's happened to me twice, and the hair on the back of my neck still stand up a little just thinking about.






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HeadBusta4LSU
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Baton Rouge
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re: Just had the #@%&! scared out of me. . .


I got caught in a lighting storm out in Barataria bay. I thought for sure my T-top was going to be a lightning rod.





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tigerfoot
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Alexandria
Member since Sep 2006
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re: Just had the #@%&! scared out of me. . .


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I have developed an irrational fear of lightning. Had a bolt strike about 20 yards away from me one day. Not a good feeling. My balls got all ticklish.


Just got three OT regulars killed in next thunderstorm.






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