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Accepted "standard" paint job for SAR boats
We have a fleet of 7 different boats used in SAR operations, most with factory paint jobs. I was recently tasked with the assignement of finding out if there is a "standard" recognized painting configuration (like the Coast Guards Red stripe) for SAR boats. Any help is appreciated.
Frankly I have been surprised and disappointed that no one replied to my post! We have researched painting schemes for boats, and decided that we will go with a 20"wide black stripe-starting at the windshield and going down and aft at a 45 degreee angle. Behind the Black stripe will be a 4" wide white stripe followed by a 4"wide red strip.
By using the stripe, we can live with most factory paint jobs and all boats can be standardized without a lot of hassle. Standard light bars and single rotating lights can still be used as needed.
We are planning on slowly converting from our standard "uniform" for searches to a uniform that more closly follows the national trend. We are going to a solid red, long sleeved shirt with a small American flag on one sleeve and our logo patch on the other sleve. Since most of our searches are woodlands and do not involve excavation, we are staying with ball caps and will use helments only when needed.
Hope this helps someone out there in cyber-land. Ed }
notice that there are only like 70 members, hence the lack of reply. sorry, but i don't do water sar, im a groundpounder but the job sounds nice .
Our boat is white with reflective red lettering and stripes.
Best Regards Rick