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So . . as my crew and I wrapped up the racing season with dinner and beer at the yacht club, part of the conversation turned to graphics to be placed on my next spinnaker.  One guy suggested a hand flipping the bird, and the next guy one upped him suggesting the iconic image of Johnny Cash flipping the bird.  Next day, I go to work and discuss this with my lunch mates who aren't sailors and they are put off by the idea.  Since I don't sail with a bunch of stuffed shirts, perhaps I really shouldn't care about their concerns, yet there is an aspect of "traditionalism" with a lot of clubs.  I googled "offensive spinnakers" and did not find anything that raised my eyebrow.  Do we sailors really take ourselves too seriously?   Thoughts?  Any improvements to the ideas suggested to me so far?

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There is at least one thread on this subject already.

Graphics now executed so much easier but doesn't necessarily translate to seeing more of them. It tends to be a fad thing that comes and goes so can date. Also less symetrical kites has changed things. You might find some Rule 69 nazi chasing the offensive.

The ones that don't seem to date are ones with nexus with the boat name. While most are "This is who we are. Here we come." many are obviously put together with a clear intent and effect. For example classic or contemporary etc.

Sometimes the graphic leads to boats nicknames like Comanche = The Big Indian. Super Yachts seem to have a contest going amoungst themselves for best graphic.

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If you are any good, no one (in your fleet) is going to see it, so what does it matter. Plain ole white is just fine 

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When I am rich & famous I’m going to have a Cookson 50 w/ the following inventory:

The largest spin will have the four boys from South Park mooning, giving the finger etc

The next size down will have three of boys

Then two 

& the last will just have Kenny so I can one day say when it is blowing dogs off chains “go get Kenny” & 20 minutes later when it blows up “oh my god they killed Kenny!!” 

 

 

 

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You don''t see as many of these as you used to.

A couple of my favourites were  in the old JOG fleet at Sydney's MHYC back in the early 80's.  

A very pink Holland 25 called Giants Powder Puff, (for those who don't remember these early IOR 1/4 toners they were so pudgy they were almost round),  she had a white spinnaker with the thin black outline of an elephant with it's trunk continuing down between it's legs and up it's arse.

And Grumpy (may have been another Holland),  white kite with a large full colour picture of the dwarf from Snow White flipping the bird.

Either one would probably land you in front of the committee these days....Pity.

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I know of a spinnaker with a cartoon tasmainian devil on it,  and our own has cartoon seagull,  the boat's called kittiewake.  An offensive spinnaker would get you a dsq here,   we sail within inches of the public and in sight of several churches, our club flag has the symbol of the local Abbey, the hand of God. 

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7 hours ago, TUBBY said:

You don''t see as many of these as you used to.

A couple of my favourites were  in the old JOG fleet at Sydney's MHYC back in the early 80's.  

A very pink Holland 25 called Giants Powder Puff, (for those who don't remember these early IOR 1/4 toners they were so pudgy they were almost round),  she had a white spinnaker with the thin black outline of an elephant with it's trunk continuing down between it's legs and up it's arse.

And Grumpy (may have been another Holland),  white kite with a large full colour picture of the dwarf from Snow White flipping the bird.

Either one would probably land you in front of the committee these days....Pity.

was it Invader..  3/4 tonner I think .. with two crocs going at it ?

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7 hours ago, The Q said:

I know of a spinnaker with a cartoon tasmainian devil on it,  and our own has cartoon seagull,  the boat's called kittiewake.  An offensive spinnaker would get you a dsq here,   we sail within inches of the public and in sight of several churches, our club flag has the symbol of the local Abbey, the hand of God. 

Which club is this? I want to make sure I never visit it by mistake.

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The owner of the boat I sailed in college was good friends with the sailmaker.

The firstnew kite I saw had a small pink elephant on it. Not requested by the owner. Made everyone chuckle.

The second kite had a slightly larger pink elephant placed on the take down line hole. It had a black dot for an arsehole so the retrieval came out the arse of the elephant. Once again not asked for but everybody thought it was funny.

On the third kite and last one I saw built for the boat, the sail maker asked the owner if he wanted an elephant on the kite. Owner replied " what the hell! Might as well make it massive with an exploding arsehole!" None of us thought the sailmaker would go to the expense of doing it but next season we pull out the new kite and we sailed with a massive pink elephant with a black exploding arsehole....

No one at the club seemed to mind.

I miss Kris and the little green boat.

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I'm a little surprised, I expected a lot more photos of some hilarious stuff.

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I apologize now to all who are offended...

 

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On 9/8/2018 at 7:54 AM, Mid said:

 

What a great boat name

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17 hours ago, jack_sparrow said:

Graphics can end up being very costly.

This guy was paying homage to his wife...his bowman was cutting his lunch.

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Looks like a lunch worth cutting..

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Probably the most appropriate graphic for one of my spinnakers.

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9 hours ago, Dex Sawash said:

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Not sure anyone is going to want that on a sail. 

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i hunted all for a pic but can't find one. 

Who remembers Catsass .. Cat Sass can't remember.the spelling. The cat that litxhpoled at swiftsure about 8-10 yrs ago. 

The spinnaker had a cat with his ass towards you and his tail up showing his red eye. I found it quite disgusting. 

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My daughter wants a rainbow mermaid unicorn on our spinnaker.  I'm tempted to obliged.

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20 minutes ago, Mizzmo said:

This is the best I've seen especially for a boat racing in the "holy city"

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That has all the style of a chrome stripper mudflap on a truck.

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1 minute ago, SloopJonB said:

That has all the style of a chrome stripper mudflap on a truck.

Not that there's anything wrong with that........

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17 hours ago, hoppy said:

What a great boat name

     There was a pretty successful racer/cruiser down in the Caribbean back in the early 80' that was named TABOMA. Along with the name and hailing port on the transom there was a nice graphic of a pretty girl with a beguiling smile looking over her shoulder and showing her naked butt. If the ink jet printers like that monster above had been available in those days I'm sure the owner would have used that graphic on a spinnaker.

    BTW, the name was an acronym for 'Take A Bite Of My Ass'! There was a girl in the 'afterguard' who well could have been the model for the graphic that would gladly recreate the scene if you tried to roll them on the race course.

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YKK zippers helped sponsor our Sydney-Hobart yacht in 1996.  They applied a large partially unzipped zipper graphic on our mainsail.  

We offered enhancements to the graphics, but they refused, and they provided the $$$.

The "pink bits" remained hidden.

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On 9/9/2018 at 4:58 AM, hobot said:

I apologize now to all who are offended...

 

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The infamous Fivehead from way deep in the Anarchy archives.

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On 9/9/2018 at 8:34 AM, hoppy said:

What a great boat name

There's a "Dilligaf" at Sandringham, been there for a few years now. Most have no idea what it means. Much like the motor boat that was there for decades called "Rene Pogel"

Meanwhile, back at the spinnaker thread...

This on a J/24 called SDM. I will let you work out what that means

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2 hours ago, 1sailor said:

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Carolina Yacht club took offence to that chute and they had to move the star over her but.

 

Sorry don't have a shot of the doctored spinnaker!

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3 minutes ago, Matt DI said:

Carolina Yacht club took offence to that chute and they had to move the star over her but.

 

Sorry don't have a shot of the doctored spinnaker!

It looks like she is fading fast.  lol

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On 9/9/2018 at 2:40 AM, sledracr said:

wasn't there a SF boat that had a graphic showing their support of single moms?

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I was thinking about getting a graphic like that when I ordered my big Assy. I was however going to make the silhouette from a photo I had taken myself. Not sure if this was the one, but it was from this shoot. I joked with her about my idea. Probably a good thing I did not go ahead with the idea as the Assy when with the boat when I sold it and as it was an old couple I'm not sure if the wife would let the guy fly it.

For the record, at the time she was single but not a mum. 

 

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Found it. .... And the bow art. I remembered some color in it. ... I find it disgusting. But I really don't like cats, they are evil. 

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1 hour ago, SPORTSCAR said:

There's a "Dilligaf" at Sandringham, been there for a few years now. Most have no idea what it means. Much like the motor boat that was there for decades called "Rene Pogel"

Meanwhile, back at the spinnaker thread...

This on a J/24 called SDM. I will let you work out what that means

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In my misspent youth the bottleshop attendant laughed when we asked if there was a classier term for goon (wine in a box), and replied " le' Gopener" ... It took us a while to get it:) ... I'll probably feel the same when you explain SDM.

 

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4 minutes ago, Baldur said:

Found it. .... And the bow art. I remembered some color in it. ... I find it disgusting. But I really don't like cats, they are evil. 

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Reminds me of image.jpeg.e3badf53a207ec6ffcfb047d3b582fd6.jpeg from "101 uses for a dead cat" - https://www.google.com.au/search?q=101+uses+for+a+dead+cat&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwizjcK0s6_dAhVEEHAKHRdtAjwQsAR6BAgDEAE&biw=1366&bih=700

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2 hours ago, SPORTSCAR said:

There's a "Dilligaf" at Sandringham, been there for a few years now. Most have no idea what it means. Much like the motor boat that was there for decades called "Rene Pogel"

Meanwhile, back at the spinnaker thread...

This on a J/24 called SDM. I will let you work out what that means

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On 9/9/2018 at 4:58 AM, hobot said:

I apologize now to all who are offended...

 

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That would be a Hadley !!!!

 

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On 9/8/2018 at 10:31 AM, jack_sparrow said:

There is at least one thread on this subject already.

Graphics now executed so much easier but doesn't necessarily translate to seeing more of them. It tends to be a fad thing that comes and goes so can date. Also less symetrical kites has changed things. You might find some Rule 69 nazi chasing the offensive.

The ones that don't seem to date are ones with nexus with the boat name. While most are "This is who we are. Here we come." many are obviously put together with a clear intent and effect. For example classic or contemporary etc.

Sometimes the graphic leads to boats nicknames like Comanche = The Big Indian. Super Yachts seem to have a contest going amoungst themselves for best graphic.

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I could never understand why Comanche had Keith Richards on their kite ????

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33 minutes ago, Great Red Shark said:

Keeef !!

 

"Naming Word Grouping" associations can be both interesting and puzzeling to comprehend. Like Comanche, Black Hawk, Kiowa, Lakota (all tribes) and Black Hawk (an Indian Chief).

I suspect Clark's choice of Comanche was along the lines of one representing an "aggressive spirit" with maybe some cultural recognition to reinforce US ownership. If the latter there might have been an Indian ceremony attached to her christening, I don't know.

Regardless she probably is the last of the 100 Footer Tribe to be built.

 

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I remember an owner requesting a Wicked Wanda graphic.   He left a copy of Penthouse for research.  The loft owner said he would have to pass it by the women who ran the sewing machines.   I don’t know if the request was fulfilled. 

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1 hour ago, in_TO said:

I remember an owner requesting a Wicked Wanda graphic.   He left a copy of Penthouse for research.  The loft owner said he would have to pass it by the women who ran the sewing machines.   I don’t know if the request was fulfilled. 

that coude be funn............                    :)

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Wish I had a picture but A Henderson 30 from Dana Point was named Reach Around.  On their A5 they had an arm that reached around the luff from one side of the kite to the other with a hand at the end.

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On 9/8/2018 at 11:40 AM, sledracr said:

wasn't there a SF boat that had a graphic showing their support of single moms?

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Last Call on the Gulf Coast.  Has had this graphic on all the boats through the years. 

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On 9/8/2018 at 12:15 AM, SCANAS said:

When I am rich & famous I’m going to have a Cookson 50 w/ the following inventory:

The largest spin will have the four boys from South Park mooning, giving the finger etc

The next size down will have three of boys

Then two 

& the last will just have Kenny so I can one day say when it is blowing dogs off chains “go get Kenny” & 20 minutes later when it blows up “oh my god they killed Kenny!!” 

 

 

 

That's bloody creative AND funny.... but it'll have a LIMITED audience!

 

Still, limited as I am, I LIKE IT!

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2 minutes ago, Frayed Knot Arts said:

That's bloody creative AND funny.... but it'll have a LIMITED audience!

 

Still, limited as I am, I LIKE IT!

Thanks, & fingers crossed I can pull it off one day! 

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8 hours ago, JMOD said:

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The Vargas girl is not only lovely, but entirely too reminiscent!

 

What would a graphic such as that cost (total cost with sail) AND from whom would one order/consult abot a similar item? 

Just finer 'n froghair, that.

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One bloke I sailed with back in the IOR days always wanted to buy a half tonner with white kites & project porn movies onto the kite at night.  He reckoned as long as he had the lowest rating he would win because all the other boats would wait for him to be able to watch the movies.

With modern 12 volt digital projectors all of a sudden he doesn't sound so silly!

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I have a theory that people who are use mudflap girl-type images may not have spent much time around actual women and they often make the mistake of orienting them incorrectly.  

The woman on the K5 12 metre is obviously meant to be recumbent, pulling on her stocking. To be fair,  maybe they have the kite up sideways. 

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What is the story behind the giant fivehead guy with the Anarchy ring giving the middle finger?

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Thast Teakey, the picke manbagge swingeng King of Tuvalu.  Moeste contect awardes our "somthinge from Teakeys desk" He usse to be a regulliare poestere hearer.  Hese beene busey laste fiewe yeares.   

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On 9/7/2018 at 11:15 PM, SCANAS said:

 

& the last will just have Kenny so I can one day say when it is blowing dogs off chains “go get Kenny” & 20 minutes later when it blows up “oh my god they killed Kenny!!” 

 

 

 

Thank you for this.

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6 hours ago, TUBBY said:

project porn movies onto the kite at night.  He reckoned as long as he had the lowest rating he would win because all the other boats would wait for him to be able to watch the movies.

Back In The Day (tm), some folks liked to do pranks in the Ensenada race.  After all, it was a target-rich environment - 500+ boats, and for many of them it was their first time "offshore", let alone out of sight of land at night, so kinda fun to mess with them.  One of the legends was that one year someone brought a generator and two projectors.... showed a port film on the back of the main, and a Disney film on the front, in the belief that nobody in their right mind would want to pass him.

My favorite prank from that era was someone who brought loudspeakers and a really good, high-fidelity recording of a train going by.... and played it about 0300 while about 10 miles outside the Coronados.  Hilarious to hear the stories from all the newbies who panicked, thinking they were on the beach.

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1 hour ago, Snaggletooth said:

Thast Teakey, the picke manbagge swingeng King of Tuvalu.  Moeste contect awardes our "somthinge from Teakeys desk" He usse to be a regulliare poestere hearer.  Hese beene busey laste fiewe yeares.   

Ah, ok. I recall the name and some of his posts but I didn't know about the spinnaker.

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3 minutes ago, Ajax said:

Ah, ok. I recall the name and some of his posts but I didn't know about the spinnaker.

You've heard of photoshop?

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1 minute ago, Cal20sailor said:

You've heard of photoshop?

Teackey wase note acttiualley that bigge, spinnaker mackes hime looke biggere, butte they licked teazeng hime abote the 5 - 5.5 head

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4 minutes ago, Cal20sailor said:

You've heard of photoshop?

Ok, so he didn't silk screen this image onto a spinnaker, then. It was just something photoshopped for internet consumption?

Hey, I wouldn't put a real spinnaker like that past anyone on this forum.

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You can get a silk screened spinnaker for "cheap" direct from China from Loong Sails.  They are disposable as I found out this season.

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1 hour ago, sledracr said:

Back In The Day (tm), some folks liked to do pranks in the Ensenada race.  After all, it was a target-rich environment - 500+ boats, and for many of them it was their first time "offshore", let alone out of sight of land at night, so kinda fun to mess with them.  One of the legends was that one year someone brought a generator and two projectors.... showed a port film on the back of the main, and a Disney film on the front, in the belief that nobody in their right mind would want to pass him.

My favorite prank from that era was someone who brought loudspeakers and a really good, high-fidelity recording of a train going by.... and played it about 0300 while about 10 miles outside the Coronados.  Hilarious to hear the stories from all the newbies who panicked, thinking they were on the beach.

Tampa Bay had its own version of the speaker trick.   Back in the IOR days, there was one boat that had some powerful detachable speakers that they would bring out and set up on the stern pulpit , post racing, where the two blond racer-chasers would sit.   One slow foggy overnight race, they were slowly approaching another boat from behind.   They pulled the speakers out and set them up, then sent the bowman up the mast with the q-beam with a very long power cord extension.   They queued up a tape of the helicopter scene from Apocalypse Now, complete with Flight of the Valkyries.   Right when the music started, the q-beam was turned on, at which point the boat in front basically lost their minds and concentration, allowing the other boat to pass.   I wish I could remember the sound system boat's name, but it escapes me.   I seem to remember she was about 40' long.  

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18 minutes ago, stumblingthunder said:

Tampa Bay had its own version of the speaker trick.   Back in the IOR days, there was one boat that had some powerful detachable speakers that they would bring out and set up on the stern pulpit , post racing, where the two blond racer-chasers would sit.   One slow foggy overnight race, they were slowly approaching another boat from behind.   They pulled the speakers out and set them up, then sent the bowman up the mast with the q-beam with a very long power cord extension.   They queued up a tape of the helicopter scene from Apocalypse Now, complete with Flight of the Valkyries.   Right when the music started, the q-beam was turned on, at which point the boat in front basically lost their minds and concentration, allowing the other boat to pass.   I wish I could remember the sound system boat's name, but it escapes me.   I seem to remember she was about 40' long.  

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Is that funny or kind of a dick move?   Still deciding.

 

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47 minutes ago, olshitsky said:

Is that funny or kind of a dick move?   Still deciding.

If happendes to orthere boate, funney.

If happendes to youre boate, DM

:)

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3 hours ago, sledracr said:

Back In The Day (tm), some folks liked to do pranks in the Ensenada race.  After all, it was a target-rich environment - 500+ boats, and for many of them it was their first time "offshore", let alone out of sight of land at night, so kinda fun to mess with them.  One of the legends was that one year someone brought a generator and two projectors.... showed a port film on the back of the main, and a Disney film on the front, in the belief that nobody in their right mind would want to pass him.

My favorite prank from that era was someone who brought loudspeakers and a really good, high-fidelity recording of a train going by.... and played it about 0300 while about 10 miles outside the Coronados.  Hilarious to hear the stories from all the newbies who panicked, thinking they were on the beach.

Could've been John Scripps' ketch, Miramar. One of my friends used to joke he was on the crew as Assistant Projectionist. They used the mizzen for a screen and Deep Throat was featured one year, according to legend. 

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