[ Photos from users for the year 2012 ]
This gang plank holds the cockpit right-side-up on the trailer. There is a "strong back" that fits in the mast slot and has tackle to raise up the cockpit and transport it to the back of the boat. It is also used to help move the mast. This combined with the rear support gizmo make it real easy. After lowering the mast onto the support, you pick up the base-near the mast ball and just walk forward. The rear end of the mast is on the tripod and it follows you like a trailer. you walk off the cockpit and onto the gangplank and put the mast on the front support roller. Then you attach the bolt that holds the rear mast support to the trailer, push the support wheels up and re-pin them.