On the left was the existing state of the 20cm LX200gps of the RASC-KC. The wooden cover had to be slid off from left to right and then manually dropped to the ground carefully. It was pretty thik plywood to keep the total weight down, but that made it flimsy as well.

Enough was enough and this past week we attached it to the pier with hinges. (image centre) Now it it much easier to rotate off with the aid of various handgrips and lower it to rest on the ground (image right).