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    just bought a mako 282. on the side of the boat where normally the FL numbers would be located. it said (SFUWO 11) after googling that it came up as a special forces underwater operation. it says it is a committee that conducts underwater combat diver qualifications course. does anyone know anything about these boats???

    J
    jasonleverett

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    Welcome to the forum big dog!
    1995 231 Tuppens

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      I had looked at one of these boats. The difference I found was the fish boxes were not usable, no livewell, minimal electrical and alot of work needed to make them recreational ready.
      1998 253 W/A Suzuki 300

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        YES, BOAT WAS PROBABLY USED TO SUPPORT US ARMY SPECIAL FORCES COMBAT DIVE SCHOOL OPERATIONS IN KEY WEST. THE SCHOOL MAINTAINS A HODGEPODGE FLEET OF TYPICALLY CENTER CONSOLE BOATS...WHALER, MAKO ETC THAT THE CADRE USE DURING ALL PHASES OF THE COURSE. IT'S A WORK BOAT AND IT IS VERY BASIC...BOAT... MOTOR.....RADIO...SAFETY GEAR...NOTHING SPECIAL ABOUT THEM. THEY HAVE NO REGARD FOR COSMETICS. I JUMP-MASTERED AN INTENTIONAL WATER FUN JUMP AT THE DIVE SCHOOL IN KEY WEST FROM C-130 AIRCRAFT. AS PARACHUTISTS EXIT THE AIRCRAFT ONE BOAT PER JUMPER FOLLOWS THE JUMPER AND IS ASSIGNED TO RETRIEVE THE JUMPER AND PARACHUTE AFTER HE HITS THE WATER,,,OFFICIALLY CALLED A SAFETY BOAT. THE BOATS USED THAT DAY WERE NO FRILLS 21-25 FOOTERS...I GOT HAULED ABOARD A MAKO... I DID NOT SEE A 28 FOOT BOAT... COULD BE USED BY THE COLONEL ,HIGH RANKING OBSERVERS, OR OPERATIONS REQUIRING A 28 FOOT BOAT. SAME SORT OF THING AT CAMP LEJEUNE, NC ...ANTIGUA OR WHEREVER THESE SORT OF OPNS OCCUR. TO MY KNOWLEDGE BOATS ARE NOT SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR THIS PURPOSE..UNLIKE THE FLORIDA LAW ENFORCEMENT MAKOS SOME GUYS HAVE.
        EXPLRGAB 224/221[br]PORT ST LUCIE, FL

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