Fwiw, you can sometimes find metal boxes in thrift shops, even antique stores,maybe on ebay -- some used in the mining industry, too.. Some places even sell metal tool boxes, perfect for EPIRB
, & PLBs. I can just see firing up the oven
to pre-heat it, and cooking
in there, now that's sort of a "NO GO" zone, so I like the idea of the metal box, somewhere quickly accessible.
Friends with a timber Herreshoff were struck by lightning
at the sand bar in Kaneohe Bay. It killed all the lights, and the transmit side of their VHF
, and that was the extent of the damage. However, the heat from the lightning
in the chainplates scorched the timber, so they had a cloud of smoke with it.
Tied up in a marina, plugged into shorepower, strike on the land at the end of the finger, cooked our battery charger