The EQ6Bolt Replacement Latitude Adjustment Bolt for EQ6 and NEQ6 Mounts, is hand made for MA by our engineer, using a Stainless Steel that has the best resistance to bending we can find. Performance is better than any similar commercial product, regardless of price. The EQ6Bolt now also has a longer “handle” to make turning easier, especially when you’ve got cold fingers.
You just need this (longer) bolt to adjust Latitude at the South end of the mount, it’s not necessary to replace the other bolt as it doesn’t take any load, it’s only used for locking the adjustment.
For latitudes similar to the UK, the EQ6Bolt can be all that’s required to deal with the infamous EQ6 “bendy bolt” issue, which usually occurs with these mounts sooner or later, it’s generally not if, but when…..
For users significantly above UK latitudes, or who have heavy equipment, we’re working on other options.