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aa. Trim each tie end at a point 2-inches from the surgeons knot and locking knot.
bb. Rigger check number 2.
It is 48-feet from the lower lateral band to the upper lateral band. It is
not necessary to install a 9th canopy tie.
Ensure all ties are tight.
7. Tying the canopy assembly. To tie the canopy assembly, release tension, remove the tension device and
tie the canopy assembly as follows:
a. Folded canopy.
(1) Beginning at a point 5-foot above the skirt band (lower lateral band) and at 5-foot intervals
thereafter, install the eight canopy ties.
(2) Tie the canopy folds using one turn single, ticket No. 8/4 cotton orange thread at each point.
(3) Secure each tie with a surgeons knot and locking knot.
2nd Reefing Line
4th Reefing Line