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Misconceptions, Lack Of Codes Make Lightning A Threat To Boaters

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June 23, 1998
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If this summer is like past summers, Florida will lead the nation in the number of days with lightning activity, and lightning strikes will kill several residents. Yet many owners of the state's more than 750,000 registered vessels will leave docks in boats that are either unprotected or poorly protected from strikes, putting themselves in danger and exposing equipment on their boats to damage or destruction, according to a University of Florida lightning expert and marine surveyors in the state.

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