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Got More Than 40# Of Gear On Your CGEM??

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#1 Jeff55


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Posted 17 March 2011 - 09:42 PM

How is your mount handling the load. I'm just (and I mean just under) 40 pounds of gear and with careful balancing I'm doing fine for visual...what's your experience...I'm curious?

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 10:09 PM

:scared: Wow ... that's your 106 ridin' up top that C9. 'Captain, we need more power!'....

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 07:01 AM

I have never personally gone over about 35 lbs. for visual on my CGEM, but there are a few folks in the Yahoo CGEM users group who are imaging with close to/or over 40 lbs. (with a Hyperstar) on their CGEMs. You should check them out if you are looking for more info on high weight loads on your mount. I believe at least one of the folks was pier mounted.

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 08:53 AM

Being retired I find I'm much more prone to extremes and my scope and mount setup prove it...it works well as long as I'm careful...the CGEM constantly surprises me with its' goodness...as long as I'm balanced I don't get a sense I'm straining it.

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