Originally Posted by anacapaisland42
I would be worried about lightning blowing out the chainplate thus a big hole BELOW the waterline
I have a bonding system connected to a sintered metal plate attached to my keel
. The system is designed to bleed the charge into the water rather than blow a hole through the hull
in the vicinity of the plate. I think the chainplate would, in theory, provide the same protection. Doing nothing is asking for trouble at some point. Been struck once and hope to not see it happen again.