Just a quick inquiry into the quality/durability of Orion Dobsonian bases. Can anyone comment on their experiences with them or how well they hold up? I know they are made from MDF board or something similar, I was just curious to know how durable they are. Orion Dobs seem to have great reputations, especially the OTAs, but I have read a few minor gripes about the bases cracking. Also, does anyone know of any custom aftermarket bases for them? Especially the goto XTg versions? It seems like a simple undertaking, however, my carpentry skills are not so savvy.
Thanks for your time!