a. Repair harness webbing by restitching or darning. Splicing of webbing is restricted to the release handle
lanyard (1) and straps not required to be adjusted through quick fit adapters (2)) or side release buckles (3).
a. Restitching. Restitch the harness webbing directly over old stitching using size 3 thread, 6 to 8 stitches per
inch, and an HD sewing machine. Lock stitching at least 1/2 inch.
b. Darning. Darn a tear in the harness webbing that does not exceed 1 inch in length or diameter using size E
thread and a darning machine (DN or ZZ). There is no limit to darns that may be applied; provided they do not weaken
or reduce the original strength of the webbing more than 10%.
c. Splicing. Cut a piece of 5/8 inch tubular or 1-3/4 inch wide nylon webbing as appropriate, long enough to extend
a minimum of 1 inch beyond each side of damaged area and sear ends as described in paragraph 2-13. Center splicing
material lengthwise over damaged area and stitch with a three point WW for the 5/8 inch tubular and 4 point WW pattern
for the 1-3/4 inch webbing the length of the splice.