On 1/3/2021 11:34 PM, John A. Sillasen
I also purchased the BUBM series of soft sided
cases from Amazon after Tony's (Harley Davidson- aka
starastronomer on YouTube) review video. What came to be hard
was labeling the cases as there's no name tag sleeve anywhere.
One reviewer suggests the clear top version and a label maker
for that one.
My wife solved my problem with the black BUBM
cases, Sharpie's Silver Metallic Permanent marker. It shows up
well - especially after a second coat after the first completely
dried. Photo attached so you can see the results.
I picked up two packs of these 3 packs. Two for
Keypads (1100 & Mach 1), one for CP4 for 1100, the CP4 for
the Mach 1 stays on the Eagle Pier all the time so I don't need
it for that. I use the other 2 small ones for cable sets. One
complete CABPP6 & the other for a 12v cable for CP4. The
spare middle one holds USB, Ethernet and Straight Thru Serial
All Silver Metallic Sharpie labeled accordingly.
As for the Rigid cases. As someone who's Telescope
Shed was destroyed by a felled tree, my one Rigid case that used
to hold a spare Feathertouch focuser for scopes to swap as
needed. And a few other things in the past.
It was completely destroyed.
I'm the guy who ordered the huge SKB case from
MyCaseBuilder.com for the 1100 with 16" DOVELM162, the CP4-GTO,
Keypad & Counterweight shaft. It had its handle snapped off
and one corner bent with the side case snap bent out of shape.
That corner held the CP4 and it tests and upgrades well.
I don't wish to replace the exact SKB case but man
is it tough. I'll go with a smaller case that holds only the
1100 with a DOVEDV10 but without the CP4, shaft or Keypad.
Sure the Rigid cases are built well but they are not SKB or
Pelican quality. That monster case is a two person carry to lift
into a van.