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Hunter 356 Zinc Bonding

Discussion in 'Mid-Size Boats' started by JohnSn, Dec 21, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. JohnSn

    JohnSn

    Joined Feb 19, 2011
    15 posts, 0 likes
    Hunter 356
    51111 US Dana Point,CA
    The mechanical connection to the arch is better seen here
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  2. chuckwayne

    chuckwayne

    Joined Mar 20, 2004
    1,493 posts, 48 likes
    Hunter 356 and 216
    US Portland, ME
    Ahhh, got it! clever design - my radar mast mounts on the swim platform just outboard of the locker lid, with a brace to the pushpit rail.
     


  3. seadaddler

    seadaddler

    Joined Dec 19, 2006
    5,440 posts, 134 likes
    Hunter 36
    US Punta Gorda
    I am sure if you look under where the arch bolts under the fiberglass you will find a ground
    wire and saw a ground wire on my rear starboard arch.
    Nick
     


  4. JohnSn

    JohnSn

    Joined Feb 19, 2011
    15 posts, 0 likes
    Hunter 356
    51111 US Dana Point,CA
    Thanks Nick,
    Are you saying you have a ground wire from the starboard arch? Thats what I have. But, mine is clearly not factory wiring. As I understand it, no one else has one.

    I did disconnect the arch ground wire and tested the performance of the radio and radar. They both worked fine. So the ground wire doesnt appear to be required as a ground plane. Nor is it needed for lightning protection. So, it looks like a bad idea to have the arch ground wire.