February 24, 2010
Familiar With the Beaufort Scale?
From time to time we get asked questions about where RIBCRAFT falls on the Beaufort Scale. For those of you who aren’t real familiar with the Beaufort Scale, it’s generally defined as a measure for the intensity of the wind, based mainly on sea-state or wave conditions. Generally RIBCRAFTs can operate within Force 7-9. A Force 7 is described as high wind and moderate gale, where as a Force 9 is a strong gale with high waves, dense foam blown along wind direction and large amounts of airborne spray reducing visibility.
The RIBs in our Offshore Series in particular are more than capable of handling these conditions with the proper outfitting (power, ect). The limiting factor isn’t the boats ability to handle the conditions, but the operator’s ability to withstand the elements. We hear many stories from customers, specifically our first responders, who have been out in these types of conditions numerous times on their RIBCRAFTs and say the same thing. To them a boat that can perform in those conditions in critical to not only getting the job done, but getting the operator and crew back home safely as well.
Posted by ribcraftusa at February 24, 2010 01:52 PMBack To Index