body by stitching a 3/16-inch-wide by 2-inch-long
double-throw zigzag stitch formation toward the
connector link assembly. Finish each stitch formation
as close as possible to the securing knots and trim each
running end to 1/4 inch.
(e) Compare the knots securing each
end of the replacement canopy line with the adjacent
knots made on the connector link assembly to insure
In addition, trace each end of the
replacement line from the connector link assembly to
the canopy skirt to insure proper attachment, position,
(2) Attaching a coreless cord canopy line to a
connector link assembly.
(a) Cut and remove an end of the
original canopy line from one connector link assembly
and note the original location of the line on the link.
(b) Working with the nearest loose end
of the replacement canopy line, measure and cut the
replacement line at a point 7 inches beyond the mark
made in paragraph a (9) above. Further, taper-cut 1/2
inch of the line end.
(c) Using an authorized marking aid of
contrasting color, mark the line length at points 6, 8, and
14 inches from the tapered running end.
(d) Pass 7 inches of the line tapered
end through the connector link assembly in the original
line location and fold the end back over the top of the
(e) Insert a splicing aid into the line
body at the 14-inch mark and work the splicing aid
through the inside of the cord body to the outside at the
(f) Thread and secure the line tapered
end to the splicing aid and pull the splicing aid back into
the line body. Work the splicing aid through the line
body until the 6- and 8-inch marks are alined.
(g) Hold the alined marks together and
continue pulling the splicing aid until the attached line
end protrudes from the line body at the 14-inch mark.
Remove the line end from the splicing aid.
(h) While holding the line at the alined
6and 8-inch marks, stretch the line length to allow the
Figure 3-19. Details for attaching cord canopy line
protruding line end to recede into the line body.
with core threads to connector link assembly,
(i) Beginning at the alined 6- and 8-
inch marks and working toward the canopy skirt, secure
(c) Attach the opposite end of the
the line attachment by stitching a 3-inch-long row of
replacement canopy line to the respective original
double-throw zigzag stitching (fig. 3-20) in accordance
attaching connector link assembly using the procedures
in (a) and (b) above.
the applicable item equipment publication.
(d) Extend each tie running end toward
the canopy skirt and beginning at a point 2 inches above
the knots made in (b) and (c)above, secure each tie
running end to the replacement canopy line