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amphibiousrodent



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:52 pm    Post subject: Towel Washing Reply with quote

I like to keep a towel in my van to dry off after a session. How often should I wash said towel and what do people use to towel off while the towel is being washed?

Looking for input

Thanks

Rodent
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMHO Towels are overrated.

Have you tried one of these? There is a guy around here who uses one, and looks kind of spiffy



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buy another towel. Wash each when it gets dirtier than whatever you're drying with it.
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amphibiousrodent



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Outcast,

Your towel jacket suggestions seems a bit formal for the east coast don't you think.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the two towel idea!

The towel jacket however has led to some interesting parking lot conversations.

Look, there are alot of ways to dry off after sailing....I think maybe just try some different approaches. ....... I have thought about the leaf blower trick, but really that is better for getting sand out of the van, and it IS noisy!

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flaherty



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like a 4.7 towel myself, but sometimes gotta use a 6.0 . Not getting much use lately.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Towel Washing Reply with quote

amphibiousrodent wrote:
I like to keep a towel in my van to dry off after a session. How often should I wash said towel and what do people use to towel off while the towel is being washed?

Looking for input

Thanks

Rodent


hi there rodent.
1.thanks for sharing this experience.

2, how often..? How often do you wash your towels at home, or does the maid do it ?

perhaps better research is available
https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20060727114725AAtlMUW

3.purchase a 2nd 3rd or successive towel, check at a nearby thrift store for extras, you will help the needy and score on money saved

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never leave home without your towel...42 and all that.

I'm packing two towels as I get ready for trip to Gorge Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yo Rodent it really depends on salt or fresh water. I find I can go twice as long if sailing in salt water as fresh. the salt is a preservative and keeps the towel from smelling like a wet rat. If you catch my drift.
So Shreddbob you might want to bring 4 towels to the Gorge!!

But now I have moved away from towels all together!!! Wink
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amphibiousrodent



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kook,

I've tried the shamwow approach but find that I need to remoisturize afterward and that opens a whole new set of problems.

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