using a medium-duty sewing machine, size E nylon thread, and 7 to 11 stitches per inch.
Overstitch the ends of the splice at least ½-inch.
Replace the components of the pack tray as follows:
1. Pack tray. Remove the unserviceable pack tray and replace it with a new one from stock, as follows:
a. Unsnap the diagonal and horizontal back-strap retainers and remove the pack tray.
b. Place the harness on the new pack tray. Place the diagonal and horizontal back-strap retainers
over the back-strap; snap the retainers.
2. Horizontal back-strap keepers. Replace as follows: