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Fiberglas Or Carbon Fiber Tubes?

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Posted by galvan@dosgatos.com on April 17, 2000 01:01:32 UTC

Help!

I currently have an eight inch f/4 newtonian with a metal tube.

I need to reduce the weight. It weighs in a 16 pounds. The tube is 27 inches long.

Would a tube of the same length in either carbon fiber or fiberglas weigh less? A weight reduction of between three to five pounds would be ideal.

If either of these materials would make a difference I would appreciate know which material would be best and sources for such a tube.

Thanks,

Tony

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