I was playing with my boat when an idea occured to me. Why doesn't the trailier have clamp by the winch to hold the mast? The previous owner of my boat used a line with a bunch of half hitches to hold the mast on the boat. I was just curuous if anyone else had a simailar idea or has tried this. I was going to lay it out and take the trailer to work and weld this unit on. Or I might just use some hardware and bolt it onto the piece where the winch is located so if it doesn't work I can remove it without a plamsa cutter. just thinkning out loud.