a. Permissible damage. Two stow loops per panel may be torn, if the tear does not exceed half the
width of the loop, and the torn loops are not adjoining. Bags with tie closure may have closing
loops torn up to half the width.
b. Restitching. Proceed as follows:
Stow loops that are torn more than halfway through may be stitched down (making them
unusable), provided a minimum of ten stow loops per stow panel remain. Use a medium-
duty sewing machine with size 3, nylon thread to stitch 7 to 11 stitches per inch.
If fifty percent of stitching is loose or broken on one rolled stow, restitch the stow loop to the
stow loop panel. If stitching in more than one adjacent rolled stow is broken more than ¾
of an inch in either stow, then restitch all stow loops on that side. Use a medium-duty
sewing machine, size 3, nylon thread, and 7 to 11 stitches per inch.