THe J/42 is completely grounded in accordance with industry practice. The mast, shroud chainplates, strenhead fitting, backstay fitting, engine, and electrical system are grounded to the keel. In spite of this grounding, there can be no assurance that personnel or the boat will not suffer injury if the boat is hit by lightning. The following are suggestions only and in no way guarantee safety in the even of a lightning strike.
You can never be prepared enough for emergencies which may arise at sea.
It is the operators responsibility to comply with all federal and state regulations with respect to safety equipment; operation of their vessel; and safety of all passengers.
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