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Old 06-03-2014, 05:55   #1
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Advice needed for ground cable

Hello,

I found this ground cable in the aft of my Islander 32. It is bolted to the back stainless steel stay on one end and the other end looks just like the pic.
One friend advised me to reattach it ASAP to the hull (but where??), another friend told me to throw it away!!

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Old 06-03-2014, 06:29   #2
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Re: Advice needed for ground cable

What is it, some form of lightning protection?
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Old 06-03-2014, 06:31   #3
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Re: Advice needed for ground cable

That's what I'm assuming but I couldn't find where it might attach to!
Looks like plywood but where, how??
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Re: Advice needed for ground cable

Attach it to the "hull" ? What for ?
Could it have been for a Ham Radio ?
Not any good for protection in a lightning strike . Massive lightning will follow the best and largest path , the mast .
Older navigation gear ?
Throw it away .
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Re: Advice needed for ground cable

Awesome.
Thank you for explanation and advice.
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Old 08-03-2014, 19:41   #6
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Re: Advice needed for ground cable

your keel should have a ground someplace that's where it grounds to.
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