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Old 18-12-2016, 11:53   #1
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Electronics zapped by lighting

We got hit by lightning a couple of weeks ago in San Blas, Panama. We were in bed looking out our hatches when there was the brightest flash and the loudest bang we've ever heard! Then a shower of orange sparks rained down on the deck, full on...
Anyway, needless to say there's quite a few bit and pieces not working or acting strangely; whole Raymarine system, Generator, bow thruster, fridge, battery charger, etc etc.
We're still working with the insurance company's assessor to determine the extent of the damage, but it's quite a lot.
The things that will definitely need to be replaced is all our instruments (ST60 Wind and Tridata, ST50 Tridata), our Autopilot (Type 1 linear drive, S3G and ST6002+ Control head), e97 MFD and c127 MFD, AIS650 - these last 3 items are all quite new.
Strangely our digital radar seems to be working just fine.
Our insurance policy states anything older than 2 years they take 30% off, i.e. I'll get 30% less than what it will cost to replace or repair.
Keen to hear people's thoughts how I can replace these things economically, I really don't want to be forking out '000's to get this sorted, kinda why I have insurance...
what would you replace it with?
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