(4) Cut a length of coreless cord of the same
trace the length of both lines from the canopy skirt to the
type used in original construction, with the cut length
applicable connector link assembly.
measuring 24 inches longer than the distance from the
replacement line length at a point alined with the inside
canopy skirt to the original attaching connector link
edge of the link assembly. Reapply equal tension to
assembly. Taper-cut one end of the cord length by 1/2
both line lengths and check to insure the replacement
line length is marked correctly. Release tension from
the canopy assembly.
(5) Using an authorized marking aid of
contrasting color, mark the cord length at points 6, 9,
(7) Cut and remove the lower end of the
and 15 inches from the tapered end.
original suspension line from the connector link
assembly and note the original location of the line on the
(6) Pass 7 1/2 inches of the tapered cord end
through the original suspension line attaching loop and
fold the cord back over the bottom of the attaching loop.
(8) Pass the running end of the replacement
suspension line through the connector link assembly in
(7) Insert a splicing aid into the cord body at
the original line location and aline the mark made in (61
the 15-inch mark and work the splicing aid through the
above with the inside edge of the link assembly. Secure
inside of the cord body to the outside at the 9 inch mark.
the line end to the connector link assembly with a clove
(8) Thread and secure the tapered cord end
hitch and a half hitch (A, fig. 3-19) or two half hitches
to the splicing aid and pull the splicing aid back into the
(B) according to original attachment details.
cord body. Work the splicing aid through the cord body
(9) Extend the tie running end toward the
until the 6- and 9-inch marks are alined.
canopy skirt and beginning at a point 2 inches above the
(9) Hold the alined marks together and
knots made in (8) above, secure the tie running end to
continue pulling the splicing aid until the attached cord
the suspension line body by stitching a 2-inch-long
end protrudes from the cord body at the 15-inch mark.
double-throw zigzag stitch formation toward the
Remove the tapered cord end from the splicing aid.
connector link assembly. Finish the stitch formation as
(10) While holding the cord at the alined 6 and
close as possible to the securing knots and trim the cord
9-inch marks, stretch the cord length to allow the
running end to 1/2 inch.
protruding cord end to recede into the cord body.
b. Replacing a Coreless Cord Suspension Line.
(11) Beginning at a point as close as possible
(1) Place the canopy assembly in proper
to the alined 6- and 9-inch marks, secure the cord
layout on a repair table or other repair surface and apply
attachment to the suspension line attaching loop by
stitching a 3-inch-long row of 1/8-inch-wide doublethrow
(2) Trace the damaged suspension line from
zigzag stitching toward the cord length running end (fig.
the canopy skirt to the applicable connector link
3-23). Stitching will
in accordance with
applicable item equipment publication .
(3) Remove the affected suspension line
from the suspension line attaching loop at the canopy
skirt by cutting the loop formed on the upper end of the