Re: Dovelm162 springs too short or assembled wrong?
See this video for an approach to works for me, even for the few times that I have had to take the OTA off in an observatory. 14.5" IDK on an 1100 GT. I did build a table that sits at the right height when the OTA is rotated down. I did not think a stool was substantial enough.
The video is a bit over the top and a little jumpy, but the concept is clear.