Originally Posted by mswhin63
The tension handles can also be used for carrying as well. They are generally strong enough.
Do you have tension handles like mine do?
Yes I do have the tension handles Malcolm and I was wondering about using those.
Originally Posted by asimov
None of the SW (non GOTO) dobs have side handles except the 16".
All GOTO versions (starting with the 8") have the side handles however. Pretty easy to add some of your own handles though.
Asimov, now I feel stupid for not seeing that considering I have been staring at images of these things for quite a while before I bought one!
I imagine they will handle the weight of the OTA and base unless there is a specific warning in the instructions against it for those. Looks like I might have the answer then.