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Old 11-12-2019, 09:43 AM
Imme (Jon)
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This is going to probably sound a little unconventional however it has worked great on the two piers I have set up.....solid as a rock. Also means you don't need to worry with the azimuth

- Remove legs from Tripod 'head'
- Reinstall the bolts (that held the legs in place)
- Buy 3 x suitably sized U-bolts from hardware store
- Install U-bolts over tripod head bolts
- mark position on pier head and drill out the six holes for U-bolt ends to go through
- tighten U-bolts down.

Works a treat for me.........and simple!

Also allows additional azimuth adjustment if needed.

I've mounted an EQ5 and EQ6 this way and they are as solid as a rock. EQ6 has around 14kg hanging off it.
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