Canadian family circumnavigating full time aboard a 2001 Leopard 45.

Lightening Strike

Rockstar has been on vacation at Paradise Village Marina for the last year, soaking up the sun and the Mexican culture.
We were quite jealous until we discovered she had been hit by lightening, probably during one of the crazy summer storms.

Upon haul out it was reported the ground plates were completely gone and the remainder of the bolts showed that they had been sheared clean at the water line. This was first indication of a lightening strike.
The rudder shaft also showed a complete blow out at the water line and has had to been completely rebuilt. The inverter is damaged, the electrical isn't working, 5 of 7 batteries are toast, the Windometer is now officially a birds nest and the shore power has burn marks on it.

Fortunately, we have an amazingly competent Marine Engineer (Jack from PV Marine Group) taking care of it all so we can enjoy our summer in Vancouver instead of worrying about how we are going to fix it all ourselves.
(Now I can worry about important things - like new cockpit cushions)