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#10281450 - 09/13/14 08:31 PM BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES
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UNLOADING AND LAUNCHING

A few simple guidelines that will make the time at the boat ramp shorter and more pleasant.

If you are a beginner almost anyone in line behind you would be glad to assist you.

Be courteous; everyone's always in a hurry. Ramp is open 24 hours.

1 Get in line - No one likes a line jumper.

2 During the dark, TURN HEADLIGHTS OFF - they blind everyone - park lights are ok.

3 Get gear and boat ready to launch before getting on the ramp.
If you need additional time wave others around but stay in line.

4 The most experienced driver should position the boat so the novice will only have to
back a short distance and pull straight ahead to park. (see #7)

5 Wait off the bank until your partner is ready to board.

6 If you are solo, unload, park your boat and move your vehicle & trailer off the
ramp as soon as possible.

7 Park Straight!!! Crooked parking wastes parking spaces and
increases the chances of the next guy running over your trailer.

7 Use caution leaving ramp. This can be as dangerous as a Shotgun Start.

LOADING AND LEAVING

If you are a beginner almost anyone in line behind you would be glad to assist you.

1 Drop the driver off at the ramp. If solo or with a novice, beach the boat, otherwise wait
off the bank while others are loading their boats and until your trailer is on the ramp.

2 During the dark LEAVE HEADLIGHTS OFF until you are off the ramp.

3 The experienced driver should position the trailer so the novice can pull straight ahead.

4 After loading, pull as far away from the ramp as possible to reduce congestion.
Do not turn headlights on until you are leaving.

Add your suggestions!






Edited by bobrfishes (09/17/14 07:57 AM)
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#10281504 - 09/13/14 08:48 PM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
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Do not park in the Turn around area for the Ramp

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#10281507 - 09/13/14 08:48 PM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
Topwater2 Offline
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Just keep in mind that some vehicles can not turn their headlights off (Toyota FJ). They burn as running lights but are still bright enough to tick off others at the ramp.
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#10281593 - 09/13/14 09:09 PM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: Topwater2]
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rule 8: If you have a vehicle that you cannot turn the headlights off, bring another vehcle, or cut the wires to the headlights before backing down the boat ramp.

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#10282858 - 09/14/14 01:23 PM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
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Yeah right.
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#10282872 - 09/14/14 01:29 PM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
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#10283493 - 09/14/14 06:48 PM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
outfishdya Offline
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FJ has a module in the drivers side headlight that disables the DRLs. All FJ owners should disable if they use the ramps at night.
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#10283503 - 09/14/14 06:51 PM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
outfishdya Offline
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If you are in front of me on the ramp, hurry up. If you dont know if it is me behind you, it would be better if you just hurried up anyway
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#10283634 - 09/14/14 07:41 PM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
KB1953 Offline
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Be courteous; everyone's always in a hurry. Ramp is open 24 hours.

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#10283703 - 09/14/14 08:16 PM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
Red Eye Bandit Offline
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Wish I could post this for all the people at Lewisville to read before they go to the ramp. thumb
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#10444777 - 11/30/14 10:13 AM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
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#10444888 - 11/30/14 11:25 AM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: hvtexskeeter]
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Originally Posted By: hvtexskeeter
rule 8: If you have a vehicle that you cannot turn the headlights off, bring another vehcle, or cut the wires to the headlights before backing down the boat ramp.


that's stupid!!! You go cut your lights on a brand new truck.

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#10445092 - 11/30/14 02:16 PM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: hvtexskeeter]
Smurfs Offline
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Originally Posted By: hvtexskeeter
rule 8: If you have a vehicle that you cannot turn the headlights off, bring another vehcle, or cut the wires to the headlights before backing down the boat ramp.
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#10445095 - 11/30/14 02:17 PM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: outfishdya]
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Originally Posted By: outfishdya
If you are in front of me on the ramp, hurry up. If you dont know if it is me behind you, it would be better if you just hurried up anyway
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#10445543 - 11/30/14 06:40 PM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
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lol and all you guys with your chicken lights all over your decks,,bows,powerpoles,etc. Please dim them when unloading your boat,cause my partner has decided to remove his graph and installed a CB!!!! And sits at the dock looking for lot lizards to fish with lol. Causes congestion around unloading dock!


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#10449881 - 12/02/14 09:44 PM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
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Lets not forget that when your using a two lane ramp and both sides are in use dont back down in front of someone and then give them a dirty look because they cant get out of your way. "Not even if you drive a skeeter"
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#10455025 - 12/05/14 10:45 AM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
'Ole Man Offline
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Some vehicles will disable the headlights/daytime running lights when the parking brake is set, you can set the parking brake just enough to disable the lights and still launch/pick up you boat.
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#10455894 - 12/05/14 07:29 PM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
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Rule 9. I am a grown man and will load & unload my boat as I see fit;)

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#10455967 - 12/05/14 08:08 PM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: Red Eye Bandit]
skeeter james Offline
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Originally Posted By: Red Eye Bandit
Wish I could post this for all the people at Lewisville to read before they go to the ramp. thumb


I totally agree with you, except some of the idiots launching there are good for some serious laughs!!!
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#10456726 - 12/06/14 11:02 AM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
WAWI Offline
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First thing I would say, if you drive an FJ get rid of it. They are not cute no matter what your BOYFRIEND tells you. Next if in a tourney with a lot of boats launching and you are solo. If the wind permits just dump it and get a ride to it. Just about everyone out there is willing to give you a lift to your boat. It clears the ramp much quicker.

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#10456927 - 12/06/14 02:11 PM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: Fast Lane]
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Originally Posted By: Fast Lane
Rule 9. I am a grown man and will load & unload my boat as I see fit;)

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#10457139 - 12/06/14 05:20 PM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
Couples Team Offline
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Rule 10. The next guy that YELLS at my wife to turn the headlights off will get an azz chewing!

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#10457970 - 12/08/14 05:58 AM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
Nutman Offline
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Since I can't tell people when and where they can fish & must allow them to move right in on top of me,,,,,,,do not tell me how to load & unload my boat.
Public water --- public ramp ......... I'm by myself ...... deal with it.
Then go have a great day of fishing coach flame argue
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#10457981 - 12/08/14 06:16 AM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
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no, I dont have any jumper cables, you shoulda checked that at the house
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#10849028 - 05/16/15 03:47 PM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
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#11019218 - 08/04/15 11:20 AM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
bobrfishes Offline
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#11019399 - 08/04/15 12:29 PM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
Blayne Wallace Offline
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Can't turn my headlights off because I have a 1999 Chevy Suburban...Tough luck fellas

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#11019434 - 08/04/15 12:42 PM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
ddmm Offline
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OH MY GOSH.....all these years I've been fish'n and just now learn'n that I'm not supposed to jack-knife my trailer on the ramp the get out of the truck with the hi-beams on, go and take all the straps off and put the plug in all the while the wife puts on her make-up before getting out of the drivers side! Didn't know everyone was in such a hurry??????
Slow down folks, life's to short to blow a fuse!

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#11019455 - 08/04/15 12:52 PM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
Charles Fisher Offline
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PLEASE POST THIS ON THE SKI BOATING FORUMS! Waited for 45 min to load up at twin points last weekend, and there was only 3 people ahead of me!

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#11019688 - 08/04/15 02:19 PM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: Blayne Wallace]
John P085 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Blayne Wallace
Can't turn my headlights off because I have a 1999 Chevy Suburban...Tough luck fellas


https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081123014537AAWxLqF

google is your friend.

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#11019705 - 08/04/15 02:25 PM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: Fast Lane]
Okie Poke Offline
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Originally Posted By: Fast Lane
Rule 9. I am a grown man and will load & unload my boat as I see fit;)


You had better see fit correctly, then.......
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#11463179 - 03/08/16 10:14 AM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
bobrfishes Offline
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with so many tournaments going on I thought this was needed
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#11463217 - 03/08/16 10:29 AM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
NjTexan Offline
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Loc: Kyle,Texas
Interesting read. Good tips with just enough comments from the poorly educated blended in to make it enjoyable to read.


Edited by NjTexan (03/08/16 10:30 AM)

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#11463550 - 03/08/16 12:21 PM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
TxRanger1 Offline
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Rule # whatever is the next number: If you are in such a hurry, get there earlier. violin

Those all however are good suggestions or reminders.

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#11463944 - 03/08/16 02:39 PM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
FSWITX Offline
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OMGLoL, some of this is funny but also very true. Wouldn't it be nice if every time someone purchased and/or registered their boat, they received a copy of boat/ramp ethics. Not sure who's the worse, pleasure boaters or move-ins from up North. Oh well, only aggravating during tournaments, no that's lie, it's always aggravating!!! LoL

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#11463957 - 03/08/16 02:43 PM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
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When I was a newbie back in the day, everything always went really well unless there was a line. That is when I would get in a hurry and forget something or screw up somehow.
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#11837930 - 09/19/16 06:04 PM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
bobrfishes Offline
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Add to list of don't do's after this weekend's Sealy on Fork.
DO NOT CUT IN LINE ! ! !


Edited by bobrfishes (09/19/16 06:05 PM)
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#12109998 - 02/24/17 09:27 AM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
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#12190564 - 04/09/17 04:27 PM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
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#12257099 - 05/22/17 11:03 AM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
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#12334982 - 07/11/17 08:51 PM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
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#12465141 - 10/14/17 05:13 AM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
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#12558679 - 12/31/17 06:05 PM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
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#12558681 - 12/31/17 06:07 PM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
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#12559005 - 12/31/17 09:55 PM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: WAWI]
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Originally Posted By: WAWI
First thing I would say, if you drive an FJ get rid of it. They are not cute no matter what your BOYFRIEND tells you. Next if in a tourney with a lot of boats launching and you are solo. If the wind permits just dump it and get a ride to it. Just about everyone out there is willing to give you a lift to your boat. It clears the ramp much quicker.


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#12559691 - 01/01/18 01:57 PM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: coachallentca]
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Originally Posted By: coachallentca
Originally Posted By: hvtexskeeter
rule 8: If you have a vehicle that you cannot turn the headlights off, bring another vehcle, or cut the wires to the headlights before backing down the boat ramp.


that's stupid!!! You go cut your lights on a brand new truck.


That is not stupid ..... that is REAL STUPID !!!!

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#12559702 - 01/01/18 02:04 PM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: Blayne Wallace]
MV Offline
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Originally Posted By: Blayne Wallace
Can't turn my headlights off because I have a 1999 Chevy Suburban...Tough luck fellas


did you try the parking brake trick couple clicks down

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#12560883 - 01/02/18 08:31 AM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
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On your 99 Chevy Suburban see if it has a push button labeled cargo light if so push it twice fairly quickly and see if that turns your head lights off. I have a 2000 Chevy pickup and that's how I turn off my head lights at ramp.

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#12561006 - 01/02/18 09:35 AM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: flukeman83]
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Originally Posted By: coachallentca
Originally Posted By: hvtexskeeter
rule 8: If you have a vehicle that you cannot turn the headlights off, bring another vehcle, or cut the wires to the headlights before backing down the boat ramp.


that's stupid!!! You go cut your lights on a brand new truck.


That is not stupid ..... that is REAL STUPID !!!!



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#12561012 - 01/02/18 09:37 AM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: KB1953]
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Originally Posted By: KB1953
Be courteous; everyone's always in a hurry. Ramp is open 24 hours.



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#12561195 - 01/02/18 11:45 AM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: hvtexskeeter]
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Originally Posted By: hvtexskeeter
rule 8: If you have a vehicle that you cannot turn the headlights off, bring another vehcle, or cut the wires to the headlights before backing down the boat ramp.


why don't you buy me a truck that the lights turn off? I will thank you later


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#12561201 - 01/02/18 11:50 AM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: crankbait 1]
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Originally Posted By: crankbait 1
On your 99 Chevy Suburban see if it has a push button labeled cargo light if so push it twice fairly quickly and see if that turns your head lights off. I have a 2000 Chevy pickup and that's how I turn off my head lights at ramp.


I my 2004 Chevy truck I had to do something with the brake like tap it 3 times and it would turn them off. I can't remember for the life of me.


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#12682602 - 03/21/18 09:19 AM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
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#12772852 - 05/29/18 08:42 AM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
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#12880205 - 08/29/18 08:35 AM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
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#12934245 - Yesterday at 02:41 PM Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: bobrfishes]
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