RFI spotter scope mount

To: Bill Stent <>
Subject: RFI spotter scope mount
From: Brian Fleming <>
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 20:50:35 +1000
Bill Stent wrote:
> Apologies if this is slightly off-topic!
> My spotting scope is a very old Greenkat, which I was very generously
> given when I began birding several years ago.  It's no Swarovski or Kowa,
> but it does the job.
> Unfortunately, the mount that fixes the scope to the tripod has
> failed, and I can't find anything to replace it.  This mount is a simple 
> circular
> clamp that fits around the tube of the scope, with a camera tripod thread in
> the base .

> Does anyone know of anything that can replace this?  I've been to a
> couple of optical suppliers with no luck (they probably quite rightly think
> that there's little point putting money into the old thing, so it's better
> to shell out for a new one).
> Any suggestions would be gladly considered!
> Bill

Bush mechanic solution:

 A suitable length of iron strip about 20/25 mm wide x 5 thick, drilled
and tapped 1/4" Whitworth. If 1/4" is too small, it will be 3/8"W.

Fasten this to the scope with a couple of GOOD stainless steel hose

Brian Fleming
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