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3. Using a marking aid, mark the cord length at points 3-, 4- and 7-inches from one tapered end.
4. Insert a splicing needle into the cord casing at the 7-inch mark and work the needle through the cord to
the outside at the 4-inch mark.
5. Pass three-inches of the marked cord end through one bottom bag closing loop and attach the tapered
end to the splicing needle.
6. Pull the needle with the attached cord end back into the cord casing at the 4-inch mark and work the
needle back through the cord casing until the 3- and 4-inch marks are aligned.
7. Hold the aligned marks together and work the needle, with tapered cord end attached, to the outside at
the 7-inch mark.
8. Remove the tapered cord end from the splicing needle and while holding the aligned 3- and 4-inch marks
together, stretch the cord length to allow the tapered cord end to recede inside of the cord casing.
9. Secure the formed safety line end loop by stitching a 3/16-inch wide by 3-inch long row of double-throw
zig-zag stitching along the center of the cord casing between the two aligned marks and the 7-inch mark.
Stitching will be made using a zig-zag sewing machine, 7 to 11 stitches per inch with size FF nylon
10. Using a marking aid, mark the running end of the cord length at points 23- and 24-inches from the loose
11. Pass the cord running end through the right bottom bag closing loop and insert a suitable splicing needle
into the cord casing at the 24-inch mark.
12. Work the splicing needle through the cord casing and to the outside at the 23-inch mark. Attach the
tapered cord end to the splicing needle and work the splicing needle back through the cord casing to the
outside at the 24-inch mark.
13. Remove the tapered cord from the splicing needle and while holding the aligned 23 and 24-inch marks
together, stretch cord length to allow tapered cord to recede inside of cord casing.