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Old 25-04-2021, 04:46 PM
Startrek (Martin)
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Originally Posted by Zuts View Post
Thanks Martin.

I will try with the weights together. I can't use the counterweight extension bar as I lost it and it is next to impossible to get a replacement at the moment.

Adrian at Teststar Manly recommends against their use for a number of reasons, rigidity and length of moment arm.
Adrian is right , but if you only need an extra 30m to 50mm of shaft it won’t have to much adverse affect.

I only needed an extra 40mm of shaft to keep the weights together and my mounts performs very well
I was going to get a guy I know to make me up a 120mm extension shaft including chrome plating etc... but it was going to be triple the cost of buying
a Skywatcher 190mm extension bar , so I bought the Skywatcher part
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