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Carpal Tunnel

Reged: 05/10/09

Loc: Rural central lower Michigan ...
Re: CGEM new [Re: nemo129]
      #4352631 - 01/31/11 10:30 AM

I've used a small handcart to move the CGEM mount & tri-pod (OTA removed) in and out of the house with the legs moved together. Later I got a set of 'ScopeRollers' and just rolled the mount and tri-pod in & out.

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Reged: 05/09/09

Loc: Sweden
Re: CGEM new [Re: mich_al]
      #4352788 - 01/31/11 11:25 AM

Have you concidered the iOptron IEQ45 as its mount weight according to there website is only 25 lbs?
The payload is pretty much the same as the CGEM.

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Reged: 09/22/09

Loc: Houston, Tx.
Re: CGEM new [Re: nemo129]
      #4354088 - 01/31/11 08:13 PM

Or , you could go into any Wallymart and go to the crafts aisle and pick up a stencil kit for 1.95 which has three sheets of 1/32 HDPE in I think 5x7 size. Perfect fit after cutting round.


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Reged: 01/03/10

Loc: WMass
Re: CGEM new [Re: DonH]
      #4356044 - 02/01/11 04:12 PM

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Reged: 05/12/10

Loc: Riverside Co., California
Re: CGEM new [Re: nemo129]
      #4358328 - 02/02/11 02:40 PM


...or, you could just take an empty 1 gallon plastic milk jug, cut a flat side off and trim it to the size you need to make the donut for the top of the tripod. It functions very well as a slipsheet, costs you nothing, and you recycled!

+1 for recycling the HDPE in milk jugs! Cheap, available, rugged, easily replaced.

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