Surviving a lightning strike
How would a Flying Scot fair in a pop up thunder storm with lightning strikes? Larger sailboats have equipment that grounds the mast and as far as I can tell the chain plates on a Scot dead end and would not serve as a very good ground at all. I read on another site that it would be a good idea to keep jumper cables on the boat. One end would be attached to a shroud and the other end placed in the water. As long as you did not touch any of the metal you would be ok?
Of course I realize that we should always avoid sailing in a situation that could be dangerous, but there are times when storms seem to pop up out of no where.
Thanks for your thoughts