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Old 23-05-2008, 17:40   #1
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Shocking Experience Raising Anchor

I was raising the anchors on my boat one day, and when I got to the chain, I started getting shocked!!! As in Electric shock.
Anyone think they know why?
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Old 23-05-2008, 17:57   #2
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You snaged a LILCO cable.
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Old 23-05-2008, 18:21   #3
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Good idea, but no
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If it was seriously shocking I would suspect a closeby damaged underwater cable. If it was a tingle I would suspect some leakage through your windlass.
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Old 23-05-2008, 19:09   #5
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We could spend all day guessing. Give us a clue, was the fault on board or was it in the water.
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Hint. It was a cruising sailboat.
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Not sure of your location but I have a friend who experienced a whopping shock when someone handed him a speargun that was connected to a torpedo ray. [Big electric fish.] He got zapped twice and threw the gun overboard! This was in the north atlantic.
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Somebody rigged up an ignition coil to the anchor chain as a practical party joke?
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Your wife had a cattle prod and you were working toooo slow!!
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You had your genset running and you have a grounding problem.
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you are so magnetic when you passed your hand over the metal chain it induced a current.
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You have the output of your wind generator hooked to the anchor chain in attemps to rezinc your chain using your boat zincs.
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You have the output of your wind generator hooked to the anchor chain in attemps to rezinc your chain using your boat zincs.
Cool idea... Wonder if it'd work?
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Better yet hook one polarity to the neighbors boat and save your own zincs.
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whopping shock when someone handed him a speargun that was connected to a torpedo ray.
That is not possible. I would suggest you are having your leg pulled. That's Kiwi for, someone is having you on. ummm...that might be Kiwi too. Someone is fooling you.
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