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dragonslayer1
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 02/25/12

Loc: SLC, UT
Re: Pathetic CG-5 latitude adjustment bolts new [Re: Cliff Hipsher]
      #5945663 - 06/28/13 09:48 PM

there was a thread about this topic somewhat; adjusting the polar alignment with hardware... I seem to remember they were saying they found this like heavy duty waxpaper they put between mount head and base. It holds up forever and makes the head rotate so smooth and easy. It was not too long ago in the mount section, mabey under GEM polar align?? not sure but would be worthwhile finding and checking it out.
Kasey


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dragonslayer1
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 02/25/12

Loc: SLC, UT
Re: Pathetic CG-5 latitude adjustment bolts new [Re: dragonslayer1]
      #5945682 - 06/28/13 10:00 PM

Found it, is about 7 pages back under " improving polar alignment", talks about this UHMW product,
Kasey


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FlyBD5
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Reged: 02/12/13

Loc: Boston MA
Re: Pathetic CG-5 latitude adjustment bolts new [Re: dragonslayer1]
      #5970299 - 07/14/13 12:14 PM

After a couple of weeks I can confirm the ScopeStuff replacement bolts fix this issue. No more problems. I'll probably replace the aluminum plate that screws into the mount and through which one of the bolts threads with a steel replacement. Easy enough to get it cut, drilled, countersunk and threaded...

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