Going back to an earlier post, does anyone have experience or info about sailboats getting hit out at sea? I have read that such events
are rare, even though that seems a bit counterintuitive when your mast
is the only piece of metal sticking out of the water
for miles around.
Even far offshore
, most capable & prudent sailors could likely deal with a loss of electronics
. What I find truly frightening is the prospect of a compromised thru-hull or other breach of the hull
from a strike while well offshore
. Probably quite rare, although there are many unexplained sinkings.