I own a 14" RCX400. It's heavy and it sits in its box most of the year because my back doesn't want to deadlift it onto the tripod for a night of viewing. I've found some good tutorials on deforking the OTA from the forks; based on some research and interpolation, I think it will weigh about 65-70ish pounds with a dovetail/diagonal/eyepiece. Now the question:
How bad is it to overclock your mount? My 1000HPS is rated for 55 lbs. I'm talking about 10-15 lbs 'extra' plus the counterweights required to balance it. Any ideas on how terrible this could be for my baby? I'm not concerned with if it can image; I really just like this scope for visual use and maybe planetary.
Second and third order effects would be nice. I'm sure she can do it; just what kind of risk (second/third order effects) am I taking by doing this would be awesome.