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#1 MessiToM

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:29 PM


Just glad Ive seen people do this on here and god bless the person who originally thought this up lol

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Now Ill have one less gripe about setting this heavy dob up out back.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:48 PM

Wheels are the cat's meow! Good job! Gonna paint them black or red? They gotta match, you know.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:35 PM

Wheels.....will never catch on- no batteries, no camera, no touch-screen: what good are they???

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:35 PM

I couldn't use my 10" Dob if it wasn't for the caster wheels on the bottom of its base. It saves your back & at my age-heart.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:36 PM

Thanks, not sure if Ill paint it. Ive color matched everything else. Sapose I should.

This really will save me from back ache.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:57 AM

Yes.Nice job there.Now how to put wheels on my Z12 and handles that don't get in the weay or require stooping....

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:27 AM

Nice job! Don't think I could move my mirror and rocker boxes without them. In the warmer months I leave my trusser set up and easily can roll the whole thing out to the patio making it a large grab and go. :grin:

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:08 PM

Thank you, thank you. I SO wish I could store my dob outside!

JimMo are you the Jim I met at BFSP a few years back that showed me the Veil and blew my newbie mind? lol

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:06 AM

Thank you, thank you. I SO wish I could store my dob outside!

JimMo are you the Jim I met at BFSP a few years back that showed me the Veil and blew my newbie mind? lol


Hi Tom, yes that was me. You were set up right across from us Michigan boys. You had a 10" dob IIRC, looks like the astronomy bug caught on, eh?
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:55 PM

I am glad you like the wheels. Wheels are great in any configuration.

I myself prefer wheels in the Ross Sackett's Captain Nemo position:

http://stardazed.com/CaptainNemo.html

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:02 AM

Just glad Ive seen people do this on here and god bless the person who originally thought this up lol.


That was Archimedes, right? ;)

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:28 AM

Lol I mean the wheel barrel approach

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:28 PM

Thank you, thank you. I SO wish I could store my dob outside!

JimMo are you the Jim I met at BFSP a few years back that showed me the Veil and blew my newbie mind? lol


Hi Tom, yes that was me. You were set up right across from us Michigan boys. You had a 10" dob IIRC, looks like the astronomy bug caught on, eh?
Cheers,


Sure did catch! You and your friends from Michigan really helped me out on my first astro venture, and made it great. I will always remember it. "Tom" even let me borrow and use his tel-rad dew heater. BTW, The veil is still my fav object.






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