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Quote:I might have to pick up one of these... I just took shipment of a CGEM and noticed that the RA is inherently unbalanced out of the box (unlike the CGE which balances perfectly without anything on it)... mix that with the short rod and it definitely seems to be ripe for balance frustrations.
Quote:I will, but as I mentioned in the edit, it'd help if I knew how much weight I actually had on the mount compared to the gear. I had 28lbs of CW fairly far in the rod holding 22lbs of gear, not the 33lbs of CW like I thought. That is a pretty big difference, and also explains why the CW couldn't hold my 30lbs of gear in place even at the end of the rod.
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Quote:Unfortunately, I haven't been able to see if there is a significant improvement in overall performance, due to weather and work. As soon as I do, I'll post the result.Mike Harvey