For no good reason I've idly thought about making the upper layer on the coaming of my upcoming project out of carbon fibre, purely as a visual thing.Talking to a mate about this yesterday, he raised his eyebrows and suggested this would make the craft – and me in it! – liable to lightning strikes if I was caught ‘out there’ in a thunderstorm (which are frequent in this sub-tropical part o’ the world). He went on to say that users of carbon fibre fishing-rods (which he is) and carbon fibre golf clubs are all well aware of this phenomenon and react accordingly when such weather threatens. My response is that if you’re outside anyway and holding a long thin object up into the air, you’re possible a good target for a lightning strike anyway, carbon fibre or not! But - purely for fun and info, any comments on this? And more seriously - can anyone suggest a source of info on using this material as I never have done so before? Many thanks on this. Stay unstruck!