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Hi,

I'm very interested to see the replies that you get. I currently keep my HEQ5 outside with various layers on it - first layer is a tea-towel, then a black bin liner and finally a good quality heavy duty kettle bbq cover. I have a bungy cord tied around it's 'waist' to hold everything in place. It has been out for about three months so far and has braved some diabolical weather. I have seen absolutely no evidence of water ingress so far and the mount has worked perfectly on the woefully few occasions that I have used it. I do slightly worry that one day I will turn the mount on and nothing will happen, but so far so good...

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Bin liners are great for waterproofing.

The TV news cameramen used to use them in wet weather..... much cheaper and more effective than the expensive tailor made camera covers.

I recon the same probably holds true for mounts.

You just need the BBQ cover for mechanical strength against the wind.

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My experience of bin liners is that they don't stop condensation forming.

I have just purchased a scope cover from Cygnus Astro Covers.

THey are waterproof and breathable and importantly robust.

I have one covering my Garden pier with an EQ6 and Orion ED 80.

Here is the link:

http://neilross758.wix.com/cygnus-astro-covers

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This is how I cover mine - Tesco large waste bin under a garden chiminea cover:

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I now use a second (Tesco) plastic garden furniture cover under a new green chiminea cover - the original chiminea cover became sun-damaged in the first summer of use and started to fall apart!  Works a treat and has been in use for two winters now, not a drop of water on the mount and no electrical problems (or spiders!!).

The "brown thing" in the picture is a disc of OSB that fits the bin perfectly.  It has several coats of yacht varnish and is completely waterproof.

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Hi,

I'm very interested to see the replies that you get. I currently keep my HEQ5 outside with various layers on it - first layer is a tea-towel, then a black bin liner and finally a good quality heavy duty kettle bbq cover. I have a bungy cord tied around it's 'waist' to hold everything in place. It has been out for about three months so far and has braved some diabolical weather. I have seen absolutely no evidence of water ingress so far and the mount has worked perfectly on the woefully few occasions that I have used it. I do slightly worry that one day I will turn the mount on and nothing will happen, but so far so good...

Same here- old woolly hat to cover the sharp bits, bin liner + de-humidifier crystals, couple of Poundland BBQ covers held on with bungee.

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