OK, one last try on this - I'm keeping it if nobody jumps at this price!
This Heavy Duty Unimount is rated for binoculars up to 12 lbs, but I'm a stability freak and only used it with a set of Tak 22x60s weighing less than half that. Sold my Taks and don't need this beauty for my smaller binos. For scaling, the arms of the parallelogram are 1.25" box sections. The HD Unimount has all the features of the Unimount Light Deluxe, but is of heavier construction and rated for 50% more load.
This is a terrific mount for use from a lounge chair in addition to the standing position. The 6 degrees of freedom include a pivot point in the horizontal plane between the parallelogram linkage and the altitude axis of the binocular cradle. Coupled with altaz motion in the cradle and the ability to rotate the binos around the tripod adapter post without loosening the adapter, it is possible to always find a correct, comfortable orientation for the binos instead of craning your neck constantly when viewing seated. Cover almost half of the sky without moving from the seat - truly decadent! All aluminum, teflon, and stainless steel construction, and very smooth!
I bought the Heavy Duty Wooden Surveyor tripod from Universal when I bought the mount - it's sturdy, if a tad crude. The black paint on the maple picks up conspicuous scratches too easily, but works well and I don't fret about having it in the field. Bogen adjustable spreader included.
New, the whole setup, including Universal's Large waterproof carry bag and 15 lbs of counterweight, cost me a little over $800.00 last January. View Universal's website to confirm the numbers. My need for cash is your gain.
$550.00 plus shipping. Would love to find a buyer in southern California and will drive up to 100 miles to avoid shipping hassles.
Cashier's check or Citibank C2it preferred. Sorry, No Paypal.
Thanks for looking!