Fishermen Survive Lightning Strike

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by iMacattack, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. iMacattack

    iMacattack busy, too busy

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    http://www.kmbc.com/cnn-news/19730665/detail.html#

    Look at the picture of the rod!
     
  2. tom_in_orl

    tom_in_orl Founder of Microskiff, Member of the Gheenoe Army


  3. Brett

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    Shoulda been holding a 1 iron....

    would have saved him from the bolt...

    Lee Trevino said it  "Not even God can hit a 1 iron!"

                                   [smiley=happy.gif]
     
  4. phishphood

    phishphood Beer is good, Beer is good, and stuff!

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  5. costefishnt

    costefishnt Cost Efish'nt³

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    back a few years ago at the first gheenoe rally, we were on teh st johns at the jolly gator. one of the guys who ha the first really nice center consoles (cory) was running just under the bridge when lightening struck the bridge. the strike of coarse follod the ground into teh water and through his motor to the steering wheel. needles to say it scared the living poop out of him, he promptly drove his boat way up theaech and ran like hell into the resturant.

    after realzing the grim danger narroly avoided, we laughed pretty hard.
     
  6. Un-shore

    Un-shore Well-Known Member

    I was wondering a while back and was going to post a question if anybody has heard of, or is afraid of lightning hitting their push poles. I read up a little bit before I posted and thought I read that fiberglass was an insulator against electricity.

    This brings new light to the question. [smiley=1-mmm.gif]
     
  7. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Carbon conducts electricity...
    think about that when using your carbon fiber pushpole.

    :eek:
     
  8. iMacattack

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    I've had mt pushpole crackle and buzz a few times... it sucks!
     
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