I wanted it on the trailer to get a better idea where to drill and mount the bow eyebolt. Still trying to decide how to get the winch rope over vs under the Y bow stop. May switch it out for a roller.
Another option is to run the boat transom first, which is what many of the dory guys do.
Lastly, a pic of a visit to the Marland Boat Shop later that night from our good friends Scott and Jean.
Always a dory photo op!