Re: [Amel] lightning protection


Regarding lightning protection on Amel boats. There isn't any . Not on any
boat ever built by Amel. There are several very good and well considered
reasons for this so change it at your own peril. Be very careful about
modifying any of the grounding systems or the stray current/sacrificial
connection to the zincs. Over the years I have had many, many discussions
with Jacques Carteau as he educated me as to why Amel does several of the
things that at first blush seem not to be correct. His logic is generally
correct and it is usually best to leave things as God, Captain Amel, and
Jacques Carteau intended...
Even though the Captain is gone and Mr. Carteau is retired, most of the
things they conceived are still carried over in the Amel 54 and in the
projects being considered for the future.

All the best,
Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: (954) 462-5869 Fax: (954) 462-3923

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