Also I was VERY lucky to find a TV screw on dew shield on eBay and snapped it up as soon as I saw it. I know they were offered with the very early design Genesis before the sliding dewshield but not sure they were ever offered with the Renaissance.
"VERY lucky" doesn't even begin to describe that find! Finding ANY parts for the early Rens is near impossible; even
Televue winds up scrounging them from their "bone yard" for factory repairs; I speak from experience on that!
My scope likewise had a bent focuser shaft, and it now has a factory installed substitute (not brass plated).
My Renaissance was also purchased without the dew shield, and for the past 3 or 4 years I've been searching for one.
I'm pleased to say that in the past 24 hours I've FINALLY found one, courtesy of another CN member! The shield is
on it's way to me as we speak.
I also have a Genesis, with the dew shield; it fits the Renaissance, and for literally YEARS now I've been swapping it
between telescopes... not a satisfactory situation at all.
NOW... the NEXT item you want to watch EPay for is a Genesis clamshell. It has the cuts for a finder mount that the
Renaissance clamshell doesn't. I lucked out on that one fairly early in the game.
I'm just wondering how YOU found that dew shield before I spotted it...