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o. While holding line 60 in position in the line separator, pick up the left suspension line group and throw
the left group of gores and lines over the folded right group of gores and lines.
p. Beginning with line 59, one packer passes each line in the left group to a second packer who threads
the left running end of the reefing line through each reefing ring. After each reefing ring is threaded,
the second packer will use a leg to guide the suspension line into the left slot of the line separator.
Continue the gore folding process until lines 60 through 31 are reefed and in the left slot of the line
separator and the gores between each line are folded.
q. Stop the gore folding process and from left to right, pass the end of the third reefing line through the
reefing line at line 31 and pull 6-inches through.
Pass one end of the fourth reefing line, from right to left, through the hole in the reefing line cutter at
line 31 and pull 6-inches through.
s. Secure the two reefing line ends together over the reefing line cutter at line 31 with a surgeons knot
and locking knot. Make an overhand knot in each running end. Trim each tie end at a point 2-inches
from the surgeons knot and locking knot.