A vendor's white paper on the design of a lighting ground system, including materials to use and avoid, masthead fittings, surge protection. Includes precautions to avoid personal injury and a definition of some relevant terms.
Pamphlet about the physics of lightning, and effects such as side flashes, and explains some of the principles of lightning protection for sailboats. (Also a 23-minute video covering the same subject you can play on your computer with RealPlayer, download (60MB), or buy on VHS.) Q & A and papers on various aspects of lightning protection.
The basics of lightning and lightning protections for boats, with diagrams, with a section on what to do if caught in a lightning storm. Written by a University of Florida professor.
Brief grab bag of facts and commentary about the very controversial subject of protecting your boat from lightning. Contains excerpts from hard-to-find bulletin board and newsgroup postings, as well as links to useful sites and vendor pages.
Extensive grab bag of checklists for sending distress calls, abandoning ship, contacting important people, dealing with medical emergencies, a fouled propeller, dead batteries, and dozens of other difficult situations. Contains excerpts from hard-to-find bulletin board and newsgroup postings, as well as links to useful sites and vendor pages.