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That will allow salvage crews to gradually lift the ship one deck at a time, as water is pumped out and compressed air pumped in to some 30 sponsons attached to its side.
Jones, a veteran boat racer himself, points out that the only original part of the boat are the sponsons.
The boats came in all shapes and sizes — like the 10-horsepower shovel nose and the pickle fork with two sponsons jutting out front.
Runabouts are boats with a hull that resembles that of a rowboat, and hydroplanes are faster and have sponsons that reduce surface area, according to show organizer Ed Zaleski, who was displaying his 1969 runabout named Challenger.
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