b. Cut a 7-inch length of type IV nylon webbing, 1-inch-wide; sear the ends.
c. Mark the webbing ½-inch and 11/16-inch from each end. Mark the webbing 17/8-inches from each
d. Fold-under the webbing at the ½-inch mark and place in the exact location the damaged keeper
was removed. Stitch in place with three straight rows of stitching. Use a light-duty sewing
machine, size E nylon thread, and 7 to 11 stitches per inch.
7. Static line slack retainer. Replace as follows:
a. Cut stitching of damaged retainer without cutting pack body.
b. Cut a ¾-inch length of class I, cotton elastic webbing.
c. Fold ends under ½-inch.
d. Position a new retainer in exact spot from which retainer was removed.
e. Stitch in place with two rows of zig zag stitching following original construction. Use a zig zag
sewing machine, size E nylon thread, and 7 to 11 stitches per inch. Overstitch ends ¼-inch.