I spent the day Saturday working on my 10 inch dob. I took the mirror out and cleaned it. I put a catseye hotspot on it. And I was able to get the tube 95% flocked (It was previously 70% flocked). Unfortunately it clouded up so I had to return it to my basement. My basement is 16 feet tall so it's a few flights of stairs.
After taking it downstairs, I came upstairs to eat and I had some weird flashing in my vision in my left eye. It lasted for 20 minutes then went away abruptly. Reminded me of those Jellyfish that put out colors to attract prey. I believe it was from lifting the tube and probably a big jump in blood pressure. But it went away when I checked my eye in the mirror by expanding my eyelid, so maybe it was just something in my eye. I have hypothyroidism, but it's fairly well controlled. But I know I don't have it fully perfect yet.
So my thought is I probably shouldn't be lugging the 10 inch up and down the stairs anymore. However, I don't want to keep it in the garage with the cars especially as winter arrives. It's a shame to not be able to use it more. I know one issue is I don't do good breathing when lifting and I tend to hold my breath at first.
I picked up a 6 inch F4 to use with my night vision scope and it works well. Yesterday I moved it in two pieces (porta mount out first and then the scope). So that is a good solution. And I can purposely start moving things in pieces rather than taking it all out at one time.
I was considering a 16 inch dob in the future, but now I'm thinking I may want to stay a bit smaller. Anyone else run into items getting too heavy for their health situation?