Thanks again for all the response's guys. I have came to a decision and its going to be the ED100. I hadn't considered the whole cool down time of the Mak and as i want it to be grab and go its not really ideal. I plan to have the mount permanently set up (covered when not in use with a rather large modified wheelie bin) and just lift the scope out of the garage and ready to go within minutes. I hope to build a better observatory in the coming months to house all my astronomy gear but that may realistically be in the new year. Anyway, i really appreciate all the advise and will post some pics on arrival of new baby!