Old Jason 313 tripod - adaptation options?
Posted 26 February 2014 - 08:50 PM
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Posted 27 February 2014 - 12:21 AM
Nah... its my first telescope... will never sell it
Al, good for you! I still have my first scope, also a Jason, but a much lower grade. It's still a good scope though with better than expected optics.
So, keep it as is, clean and polish it (a survivor) and go some other direction independently of your Jason. You won't be sorry.
Posted 27 February 2014 - 12:29 AM
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Posted 27 February 2014 - 08:19 AM
Now with that said, you can beef up the tripod with newer solid hard wood dowels, cut to the desired length so as to not extend and actually rest on the base of the mount itself, and inserted into the existing spreader portion of the tripod. Basically, discard the lower, extending dowels for new oak or whatever. I did this and it does indeed improve the stability of the mount. The instability of the original arises from extending those balsa wood dowel legs and having a gap in the spreader portion allowing a twisting moment of the tripod.
Posted 27 February 2014 - 10:30 AM
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