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Jones, a veteran boat racer himself, points out that the only original part of the boat are the sponsons.
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.
The boats came in all shapes and sizes — like the 10-horsepower shovel nose and the pickle fork with two sponsons jutting out front.
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Origin and Etymology of sponson
First Known Use: 1835See Words from the same year
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