Well the new latitude bolts arrived – eventually – and have been fitted. The back one is a great improvement, but the front one – under the polar scope cap, is still a pig to adjust. I think the problem is actually a design fault in the mount. The idea of a bolt just pushing on a lug whose angle is constantly changing it not a good one! At some point I suppose I will have to take the mount apart and see if an improvement can be made. I’m not up for that while it is still in warranty so maybe a job for much later!
I also, on a whim, ordered a second auto focuser and controller for the guide scope – wasn’t really necessary but now that it’s fitted it does make things easier. However, it has highlighted the need to sort out power and data a bit better.
Sigh, always something more to do! 🙂