I recently discovered that my strut bolts are underneath a large sheet of copper (1' wide x 6' long) ground. Unfortunately, I need to get to the bolts. The easiest way would be to snip the copper plate, lift
it up, and then put it back down when I'm done.
But here's my question: will cutting the copper damage the plate, compromise the ground... ie, ruin whatever it is the big plate is doing? Do I need to do something like sodder the copper strip back together when I'm done? Should I not cut it UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES because, like, it's providing ubber protection and my boat will sink?
Below are some more details. Sorry for being such a novice
... but at least I'm asking BEFORE I cut. And I really, really appreciate any advice.
The 1'x6' copper strip appears to be pretty attached to the hull
, as if it was resined in, but I can pull it up. A smaller 3" wide strip comes off it in two directions and runs throughout the boat, connecting to the keel bolts
(I'm sure this is a good thing). The infamous green wire is connected to it. The hull
and the keel
is a solid fin.