What is the first classic mount that you were totally satisfied with? I loved my RV6 but the mount while functional was a pain with slop in the drive and was rather crude. My 10 inch custom deluxe Cave was a beautiful dream that I miss so much, but it too was shaky and left much to be desired. I feel it was under mounted for the weight of the OTA.
For me the first classic mount that was totally satisfactory was the fork mounted C8. No slop, great tracking and good slomo controls. It was a perfect match for the OTA. So that's my vote.
Later around 1989 I purchased a Vixen Super Polaris mount. For a small scope this has been a perfect and a very capable astro photo mount for my Genesis. I love this mount and have zero complaints about it.
Some I might think will agree their classic Unitron mounts might be the first they were truly happy with and I would like to hear from them. For me I didn't own a Unitron until about 10 years ago. I find the model 128 and 142 to be perfectly matched to the OTA and while not the first they are among the best I've owned.
Edited by Bonco2, 19 March 2020 - 04:41 PM.