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mpesik
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Has anyone figured a way to lift your 14'sct alone new
      #5787130 - 04/08/13 11:13 PM

Hello.
I have been a champion of Astronomy until I got married. Knew ...a heck of a lot. Unfortunately , Mariage tends to detour interests.
Now I wish to delve back into the abyss.
I purchased a MEADE sct 14inch. It is very heavy but the awkwardness of lifting it makes it feel like a greased pig.
Have anyone of you figured out a way to lift the bugger by yourself?
Without residual pain??
I'd be indebted to you for any type of telescope 'weight lifting' that can be achieved by a mortal man.

Edited by mpesik (04/08/13 11:29 PM)


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Re: Has anyone figured a way to lift your 14'sct alone new [Re: mpesik]
      #5787143 - 04/08/13 11:19 PM

Have a friend that totes around a 14 inch LX200 and he uses a mini crane mounted on the back of his truck to lift the fork and OTA onto the tripod.

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Re: Has anyone figured a way to lift your 14'sct alone new [Re: StarmanDan]
      #5787153 - 04/08/13 11:31 PM

Hello.
Is his Brother that must be -so strong named 'mini crane'?


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Re: Has anyone figured a way to lift your 14'sct alone new [Re: mpesik]
      #5787160 - 04/08/13 11:35 PM

I've seen a videe of a fella setting up his 12"Meade.
It was a bit of a struggle for him but he did it well.
I figure a 14 incher would not be too much more difficult.
Like I said..̀ figure`.


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Re: Has anyone figured a way to lift your 14'sct alone [Re: mpesik]
      #5787194 - 04/09/13 12:18 AM

I'm 65 and am able to lift mine. I use this method;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBawz69qo_A

or, you can try this method for Girly Men.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwVg1M6bURI

... there's a third method I use on my 8" f/15 D&G and my 16" Cave.

-JWW:


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