(11) Check grommet for firm seating. If grommet can be turned by hand, repeat step (10),
above, until a firm seat is achieved.
16. Dressmakers Eye (hook-eye).
Retacking is the only repair function performed on a dressmakers eye (hook-eye). Replace
broken or loose tacking by adapting the procedure in paragraph b., below.
Replace a damaged or missing dressmakers eye (hook-eye) with a serviceable item from stock
using the following procedure:
If applicable, cut and remove the tacking securing the original dressmakers eye (hook-eye)
to the parachute pack tray.
If the fabric area supporting the original dressmakers eye had been damaged, repair the
area by darning, using the procedures in WP 0014 00. However, if darning does not
provide an adequate repair, construct a suitable sized reinforcement of the same type
material as that used in the original dressmakers eye location. Secure the reinforcement to
the inside of the damaged area using the securing procedures in WP 0014 00. Sew with
size E thread, 7 to 11 stitches per inch.
Position the replacement dressmakers eye in the original eye location and ensure the
elevated end of the eye is facing up to permit proper engagement of a pack opening spring
band hook upon completion of installation.
Secure the replacement dressmakers eye to the parachute pack by hand tacking using two
turns double, size no. E waxed nylon thread as shown below. Secure tacking ends with a
surgeons knot and a locking knot. Trim tie ends to 1-inch.