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Old     (rio_sanger)      Join Date: Apr 2007       03-15-2009, 6:11 PM Reply   
I've been using Absorbers to dry my boat (and trucks/cars) for about ten years, and love them.

Need to get some new ones for the season, and was wondering if Sham Wows are as good? ...better?
Old     (johnsvt)      Join Date: Dec 2006       03-15-2009, 6:20 PM Reply   
I would get a couple sham wows and a snuggie or two for when it is cold out.
Old     (cbennett224)      Join Date: Mar 2009       03-15-2009, 6:29 PM Reply   
Just to give my opinion,

Yeah I have got to say NO! yeah I have the sham wows and I still have to use another towel to get the water off. So I don't think they work that well.
Old     (tj_in_kc)      Join Date: Jan 2008       03-15-2009, 6:30 PM Reply   
ha-ha i have all three: the absorber, the sham-wow, and the snuggie!

The absorber is by far better than the sham-wow for cleaning your boat.

The sham-wow will leave orange fibers all over the place, the absorber sucks up water just as well and leaves no residue.

i'd take the absorber everytime for wiping down my bu.
Old     (kingskrew)      Join Date: May 2004       03-15-2009, 6:39 PM Reply   
How's the snuggie for drying the boat?

Old     (rio_sanger)      Join Date: Apr 2007       03-15-2009, 6:40 PM Reply   
You guys are great, thanks for the quick responses!

Sounds like I should stick with the Absorbers,

...and order a Snuggie
Old     (cbennett224)      Join Date: Mar 2009       03-15-2009, 6:42 PM Reply   
I think we could make something here!

We should use a absorber that can be rang out to use as a snuggie afterward. Would be perfect for a cold day on the water.
Old     (tanner)      Join Date: Oct 2005       03-15-2009, 7:15 PM Reply   
The sham wow is rediculous. It leaves streaks of water all over a car.

Not to mention I think it's to course for a car. It leaves micro-swirls. Couldn't imagine on a dark boat.

The absorber is definately where it's at!!!
Old     (silvermustang35)      Join Date: Jul 2008       03-15-2009, 7:29 PM Reply   
Chris, it sounds like you have an imitation! Beware of imitations...these sham wows that are real are made in Germany, you know the Germans make good stuff. Quit throwin' your money away and get a real sham wow now! Haha, sorry, couldn't burned out on that commercial its just fun to make fun of it...
Old     (razzman)      Join Date: Dec 2006       03-15-2009, 8:31 PM Reply   
Big microfiber towels in the auto dept of Target, sucks up water like crazy!
Old     (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       03-16-2009, 10:33 AM Reply   
Ha, ha, ha.... "You know the Germans make good stuff"
Old     (rio_sanger)      Join Date: Apr 2007       03-16-2009, 11:00 AM Reply   
"You know the Germans make good stuff"

...ummm Sausage and Beer!
Old     (wakemikey)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-16-2009, 12:42 PM Reply   
I think the first reply is the best
Old     (mhunter)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-16-2009, 1:17 PM Reply   
Where do you get absorbers I never heard of them?
Old     (wakerider42)      Join Date: May 2002       03-16-2009, 2:06 PM Reply   
I think I originally ran across this on WW before, but but I found this and the other dub-overs freakin' hilarious, so figured I would pass on.

Not quite safe for work, but not bad.
Old     (mkrueger313)      Join Date: Jan 2007       03-16-2009, 2:36 PM Reply   

Old     (rallyart)      Join Date: Nov 2006       03-16-2009, 3:05 PM Reply   
Michael, the "Absorber" is a brand of synthetic chamois. It absorbs more water than a genuine leather chamois and is pretty handy on a boat. I've used that brand, and other synthetic chamois' for 15 years.
My local Wal-Mart carries them.

(Message edited by rallyart on March 16, 2009)
Old     (texastbird)      Join Date: May 2003       03-16-2009, 4:13 PM Reply   
Absorber is the best I have tried so far - we use them for everything on the boat. Walmart carries another synthetic chamois called Aquadry which is also pretty good, and a couple of bucks cheaper.

The micro-fiber dryers like shamwow don't do as well in my experience. They just kind of smear the water around. Spend the extra few $ and get the real absorber.
Old     (mhunter)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-16-2009, 5:40 PM Reply   
Thanks for the info on the Absorber. I will check them out at Wal-Mart
Old     (wakebrdr38)      Join Date: Sep 2006       03-16-2009, 7:16 PM Reply   
in my opinion the sham wow works better as a squeegee (sp?) When water pulls after you wash it works good to move the water off the boat but leaves a little behind in smears. Then i go back and hit it with more absorbant lent free type towels. Shamwows ring out pretty well while others ive used havent. So I usually use a combo for best results. And shamwows dry my dog pretty good and she is like a sponge
Old     (colombiansurfer)      Join Date: Sep 2008       03-17-2009, 6:22 AM Reply   
That cat now produces the Slap thingy. Love his line "Your gonna love my nuts" LOL!!!

Then he tosses another brand chopper behind him and it hit in the sink perfect! LOL!!!

He looks like one of those cartoon cats that has been hit by a truck or something.
Old     (davidgree1)      Join Date: Apr 2002       03-21-2009, 2:46 PM Reply   
Why hasn't anyone mentioned the Amish fake fireplace?
Old     (skidaddy)      Join Date: May 2008       03-26-2009, 2:19 PM Reply   
...because everyone is too busy wrapped in their Snuggie watching ESPN 360 now that Billy Mays has explained the secret is in the internet connection that feeds live sports directly to your computer.
Old     (market_open)      Join Date: Apr 2007       03-30-2009, 10:48 AM Reply   
ShamWow Pitchman Beats Hooker to the Punch.
Old     (drknute3)      Join Date: Sep 2008       03-30-2009, 11:35 AM Reply   
I love sham chowder! Those dubs are priceless.
Old     (jwharan)      Join Date: Nov 2006       03-30-2009, 11:36 AM Reply   
check these out.

They are made for surfing, but I don't see why they wouldn't work for wakeboarding.
Old     (99_slaunch)      Join Date: Oct 2005       03-30-2009, 2:14 PM Reply   
The sham wow guy almost got his tounge bit off by a hooker. He punched her in the face several times. Cops came and arrested both of them.


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