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Message started by Nutty Buddies on 03/16/17 at 10:22:38

Title: Kentucky River 255 - July 11-15
Post by Nutty Buddies on 03/16/17 at 10:22:38
HI all
I'm wondering if anyone is planning on doing the KR255 in  July? If so,  they allow racers to share support crews and I'm hopeful of finding a support crew to share as I'll be traveling solo. Thank you in advance.

Title: Re: Kentucky River 255 - July 11-15
Post by Jaybee on 03/16/17 at 16:46:48
You can share a support crew with more than one boat.  There is the requirement that the support vehicle be able to evac all the boats that they are supporting.  Also, the ground crew must be at each of the 14 portages to help their boat(s) get through.  So it will work to have more than one boat with the same ground crew as long as the boats are traveling at near the same speed.

Adding in on edit:  Some of the drive times between checkpoints/portages are going to be a little tight.  For example:  From checkpoint #1 (lock #14) to checkpoint #2 (lock #13) by water is only 9 miles so a fast boat could be there in 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or so.  It's at least a 45 minute trip by car to get from CP#1 to CP#2 as over half the road is a one lane gravel.  That's fine if you are in the first group traveling in but if your boat is behind the leaders by any distance and your GC is driving in as other GC's are heading out it will take much longer to drive as there are many places where it's almost impossible to pass without searching for a wider spot.

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