(12) Handle. Replace a damaged handle (1) with a 15-1/2-inch length of webbing as follows:
(a) Remove handle (1) by cutting stitching (2) that secures handle to harness. Cut sufficient stitching so that
replacement handle may be inserted between webbing and cotton duck and sewed to the duck without difficulty, if handle
on lowering line pocket side of harness is damaged, remove pocket.
(b) Fabricate handle (1) according to details in Appendix E.
(c) Position handle (1) on harness as in original construction, and sew using size 3 thread, 5 to 8 stitches per
inch and a type HD sewing machine.
(d) Restitch loosened stitching (2) according to original construction. If lowering line pocket has been
removed, replace it according to original construction.
(13) Quick-release retaining loop. Replace a quick-release retaining loop with a 3-inch length of webbing. Cut
stitching, and remove damaged loop. Sew replacement loop to handle strap using size 3 thread, 5 to 8 stitches per inch
and a type HD sewing machine.