So, I just received my new CGEM DX mount that I am eager to use with my Evolution 8" OTA. To that end, I also purchased the Celestron D-Style Dovetail bar (I think this used to be call the CG-5 dovetail bar. It is the anodized orange bar that Celestron sells for 8" OTAs).
At any rate, I can't seem to figure out how to install the dovetail bar on my OTA. The bar came with three thumbscrews that are too long to mount the dovetail securely to the OTA, and the three screws that I had to remove from the OTA to place the dovetail in the correct spot are far too short to be used for installing the dovetail. I'm at a complete loss.
What am I doing wrong? Any thoughts?