Jump to content


Photo

cast aluminum repair?

  • Please log in to reply
26 replies to this topic

#26 orlyandico

orlyandico

    Fly Me to the Moon

  • *****
  • Posts: 5355
  • Joined: 10 Aug 2009
  • Loc: Singapore

Posted 22 March 2011 - 05:52 AM

This fellow on the CN Ads Forum sold me a dovetail shoe that I put on my Vixen Polaris. The workmanship was rather rough, but heck it works and looks plenty strong (carried my Orion 100ED). And cheap-ish ($20 + Postage). You can email him tlee7@hotmail.com

Posted Image

Another option is to buy the GSO dovetail mount which is $43

http://agenaastro.co...vetail-bar.html

and somehow find a way to bolt it to your existing mount head.

#27 charles1317

charles1317

    Open Mouth, Insert Foot

  • *****
  • Posts: 1052
  • Joined: 05 Mar 2010
  • Loc: Olympia, Wa USA

Posted 22 March 2011 - 10:08 AM

Repair of that saddle is problematic. The only solution I see is to grind the front and back of the saddle flat, pin the piece and then hold in place with a strap attached with three screws on each side and at least two going through the strap and the broken part into the main saddle casting.

I'm not making any judgment calls on if it's worth repairing, that's up to you. I just think it would be very difficult to do with any assurance that the repair would not fail and allow the scope to drop out.

Please let us know what you decide to do!






Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics