Originally Posted by Polwart
And since Gibbo is not opperating commercially all rather irrelevant. The purpose of the bag is to keep you warm. Its highly distinctive colour is of little significance when returning to shore to rewarm a casualty - although granted if you find yourself needing to attract the attention of a lifeboat or helo it might help - but then your inflated l/j is bright orange too.
What makes you think that Scotchlite tape increases radar cross section?
Hello Polwart, good to hear from you again.
I use radar every working day and have very relevant and practical experience of it and its capabilities.
If you put two orange marker bouys in the water, one with reflective tape and one without, then fine tune your radar to the Fishnet setting (if you have it) then you will see the difference on the screen immediately.
The bouy without will maybe show as a feint signal in calm weather if you are lucky.
However, the bouy with the tape on it bounces back a very strong target signal in most sea states.
When you are in very dense fog this makes life very simple indeed.
Is it time for my whisky yet?