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Need dimensions for CG-5 cinch-down bolt

I am building a pier mount for my CG-5, and I need the cinch-down bolt size and thread. - Don

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  • Don Grodecki Jan 07, 2009

    I think you are right, 10mm. Also, I think the thread pitch is 1.5.


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Don, if you mean the handscrew that retains the mount in the hub, I believe that it's a common 10mm. Should be able to get one a big box hardware. I have seen CG-5s with the hole bored out and retreaded to 1/2NC to mount on a Meade HD Field Tripod. HTH, Geo.

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