Well, in terms of the decks and structure, most of it gets disposed of and is never seen again. this restoration project is somewhat different, but we do have our own "scrap" to get rid off. The sponson skins will be saved, thanks to Doug Brown. The cockpit will be scrapped outright, and all the wood and aluminum we can't save will be disposed of.
However, I did save as much of the painted deck sections that I could during the removal process (about a month ago). Of the pieces we saved, most have been cut down into specific sizes (4X6, 5X7, and 8X10's). I am working on a way to offer them to you fans out there as a keepsake, and to also help out with the restoration costs............every little bit helps.
I was a fan long before I ever remotely considered investing in a actual hydroplane, and I was always fascinated by souvenirs from actual boats. I figured I couldn't possibly be alone on this, so I want to be able to share them with other fellow fans.
In the next couple weeks, I will be putting a package together with the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum (if not sooner) that will give you all the opportunity to obtain a deck piece for yourselves from the hull. I can tell you right now that there will only be 100 pieces available, and each will come with a signed and serial numbered "Certificate of Authenticity" to ensure they are genuine.
More to come, you can see an example of what they will look like below....