Unsafe Aquatic Vessels During Lightning Activity

The type of vessels which are most unsafe to be in during lightning activity are vessels which do not have a cabin. These vessels are typically small, ranging from a couple of feet to 20-30 feet. These include:

  • Canoes
  • Water scooters ("ski-dos", or any other type of "personal" water craft)
  • Inner tubes
  • Rafts
  • Boats without a cabin, such as Bass boats and Ski boats
  • Sail boats without a cabin

It is important to note that just because a vessel is made of rubber does NOT make it safe to be in when lightning is occurring.

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