Lightning-Proof Your Boat

Is your boat protected if it should be one hit by lighting? Find out the steps that you can take to protect your boat and crew if you get caught in a lighting storm.

Underwater Lights

Due to the heat that may develop, underwater lights should only be illuminated when your vessel is in the water. Consult with your boat manufacturer to see if they have any reservations about the hull warranty in regards to underwater light installation. Underwater lights start their operational lifespan at peak performance so if you replace one light, you should replace them all to maintain an even effect.

Navigation Lights

Of all the electrical devices on your boat, the navigational lights are probably the most important when it comes to on-water safety. The purpose of having navigational lights on boats is so others can see your boat in the dark, and hopefully avoid running into you.