We experienced one of things most sailors fear most with their boats Saturday evening. We picked up a mooring
in Back Creek, Annapolis
, very protected area amongst 4 large marinas
, lots of sailboats.
Shortly after there was a line of T storms which passed over us with vivid lightning
. We were down below in the salon
. We turned off all electronics
except our anchor
light. 10 minutes into the storm, we experienced a large zap, bright flash, hair raising ( literally) bolt which hit a water
tower about 200 yards from us. Nnot a direct hit to us but we must have caught a strand of electricity or an EMP. After the storm passed we noiticed some of our elctronics was not working ( anchor
, radar). I checked the thru hulls and they appeared fine.
We were hauled today to look for entry and exit if they exist and to make sure the hull
is sound. Called the insurance
to start the process of replacing equipment
Have anyone experienced an indirect hit. Abny advice.