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bb. Finish the stitch formation as close as possible to the securing knots and trim the remaining tie free
end to ¼-inch. Using a medium-duty sewing machine, stitching will be made using size E nylon
thread, and 7 to 11 stitches per inch.
2. Replacing a radial line. When a radial line portion of a canopy line is damaged, the affected radial line will
be replaced by fabricating as follows:
Place the canopy in proper layout on a suitable work surface.
Remove the upper, intermediate, and lower radial line reinforcement tapes from the applicable radial
line radial seam by cutting the stitching securing the tape lengths to the canopy. Further cut the
stitching securing the V-tab and suspension line together.
Using a suitable marking aid, mark the damaged radial line at the lower edge of the lower lateral
Using the procedures in the REPLACING THE SUSPENSION LINE paragraph, step n. through q.,
remove and temporarily secure one end of the applicable pocket band and reefing ring retainer.
Working below the canopy skirt, pull 10-inches of the original radial line from the radial seam and cut
the line length at a point 6-inches above the mark made in c., above.
Slide back the sheath cover of the cut radial line end to expose the line core threads and cut 1-inch
of the exposed core threads. Return the sheath cover back to the original position.
Cut a 49-foot length of type III nylon cord and wax one end.
Insert the waxed end of the cord into the sheath cover of the original radial line and secure the two
line ends together with whip stitching.