We go through this question a lot. After years of experimenting, we've finally added a Hobie Bob to stop the turtling; you can take it off for racing. We purchased a power pole; you can get one from Rick White. I weigh 170lbs and I can get the thing up by myself. Follow the instructions carefully. I would not compromise my front crossbar and drill through my tramp, we machined a different Pole mounting system to the dolphin striker and the mast extrusion post. Good Luck.