Here's my 2¢ worth.
Grab yourself an 8mm T-handle wrench and the bolts are not an issue.
To make it a tiny bit easier I took the small metal washer and the larger, thicker rubber washer and super-glued them together and then glued them onto the bolt so now I don't have to worry about dropping a washer.
I've thought about ordering three knobs from McMaster-Carr but there may be an interference issue with two of the knobs and the two AZ adjuster knobs on the rear of the mount.
As for the Pelican case question, here's what I've come across so far.
I had a Pelican 1610 that I was using but with the latitude set to my area, 36°, it was just a tad too big for the case. If I lowered the alt adjuster all the way it would squeeze into the case with a small amount of foam around the edges. The 1620 doesn't help because the length and width are the same for both. The only difference is the depth, not the issue.
I ended up picking up a 1630 off LetGo for $100 and that's what I'm using now.
Plenty of room for the CGX set to 36° so that now saves me a minute or two at setup and strike. I'll post a pic if you like?
Regarding polar alignment, as others have mentioned, do the 2 star alignment followed by the 4 star calibration then the All Star Polar Alignment and you'll have dso's centered at 150x.
Edited by Greg M, 22 February 2018 - 11:23 PM.