The names of these flats is so confusing when differant people you talk to call them different things. Mine are broadway style flats (1x laying on it's face) covered with luan. They are about 1 1\4 inches thick. Sorry if I confused anyone.
I don't think I have that kind of budget but those sure look nice!! Is there a cheaper source for these?
I've never done that. I was taught to use a 1" to 1.25" flathead (slotted) bolt thru the face of the 1x-and-canvas-flat with a washer and a hex nut on the back of the iron.
1. How do you get the thimble through the D-ring?... Now there is a way to use the d-ring on top AND have the flat hang correctly. You use your pre-built rigging packages, shackle off to the bottom of the flat, come through the top of the D-ring, out the bottom, and then up to the next d-ring. It basically forces the GAC to hold the d-ring flush to the piece. You have to watch as your picking the piece to ensure none of the d-rings jam up, but it does work.
I've not compared prices, but I would suspect a Verlock or similar product from Griplock (the actual manufacturer of Ver Sales' Verlock) or others, would be price-comparable to a turnbuckle, shackle, and installed eye with thimble.I don't think I have that kind of budget but those sure look nice!! Is there a cheaper source for these?
no this sling would be just 10 inches eye to eye. very short. something you would make from the GAC and would need to add thimbles, ovals and build time. It is a quick way to get a pick point onto the pipe/batten.