Create a proper bonding and grounding system using Guest Dynaplate grounding shoes to reduce the risk of serious hull damage and electrical shock associated with boat lightning strikes.
A proper bonding and grounding system using Dynaplate shoes will help provide a direct, controlled high-capacity path for lightning dissipation.
SSB and AM radio transmitters rely upon a proper size ground to operate to their designed capacity. A dynaplate grounding shoe helps provide a large solid surface (the water surrounding the boat) to "push off" from. This is technically known as "counterpoise", and the other necessary half of the antenna system.
The bronze Dynaplate material also serves as the next sacrificial metal on the galvanic scale after the zincs, providing another buffer against corrosion of stainless steel parts.
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Added Safety Benefits
Enhances Electronic Performance
Bond/Ground your boat with ease
Improves performance of electronics
Reduces RF interference
Hull bonding without copper foil
Improves lightning protection through a direct low resistance path
Protects against electrolysis and galvanic corrosion
Sintered porous bronze spheres for maximum conductivity in a compact size
Non-fouling shape produces low drag for better boat speed
Easy to clean with wire brush
Gold plated mounting
Bronze mounting bolts
Conforms to ABCY standards
6 x 2 x 1/2 inch
12 sq ft
8 x 2-1/2 x 1/2 inch
20 sq ft
12 x 3 x 1/2 inch
40 sq ft
18 x 6 x 1/2 inch
100 sq ft
When the product spec says "Easy installation", what is the installation procedure to install on a FRP sailboat of 35'?
Hiroshi, The "easy installation" is 100% dependent on your vessel, the installation location, etc. In this case, it was a replacement for a fried bonding plate due to a lightning strike in a 52' Catana. The boat was hauled out (on the hard) and access was fairly simple as was installation of the new plate. Removal of the compromised plate was a little more difficult due to the accelerated corrosion/deterioration from the lightning strike. Good Luck!
Not for corrosion protection!
"The bronze Dynaplate material also serves as the next sacrificial metal on the galvanic scale after the zincs, providing another buffer against corrosion of stainless steel parts...." That sounds expensive!!!If you aren't going to change out zincs, don't buy this product. Mount your plate so that bolts don't have to be removed to clean or replace it. Use a non-sintered plate for lightning protection.