c. Repairing Harness Cotton Duck Fabric.
(1) General. The cotton duck fabric of the harness may be restitched or darned. These are the only repairs
authorized. Restitch using size E thread, 7 to 11 stitches per inch and a type MD sewing machine. Backstitch at least 1/2
inch. Darn holes that do not extend 1 inch in length or diameter using size E thread and a type DN machine.
d. Repairing Harness Webbing
(1) General. The webbing on the harness may be restitched, and the suspension straps (1), body
reinforcement strap (2), handle strap (3), end securing straps (4), and side securing straps (5) may be spliced as follows:
(a) Cut a piece of Type VIII nylon webbing long enough to extend 4 inches beyond each side of
damaged area, and sear ends.
(b) Center webbing lengthwise over damaged area, and sew a 3-point WW stitch formation at each end
of webbing at each end of splice. Use size 3 thread, 5 to 8 stitches per inch and a type HD sewing machine. Overstitch
reinforcement 1/8 inch.