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For trailing, the mast goes with the thick end on the transom, and the thinner end propped up in the mast support, so that it clears the roof of your car.
To step it, you turn the whole thing around, and put it into the tabernacle, with the mast pin through it. Attach the two shrouds. Unhitch the trailer from the car so that the boat is sitting slightly bow-down. You can then stand on the thwart and lift the mast into position. Because the boat is sitting bow-down the mast will not want to fall back, and you can take the forestay forward and attach it to the bow fitting.
It’s really quite simple 😀