. Check the mouth inflation valve (fig. 2-7)
that threads are not damaged and that there are no
obstructions in the valve opening.
c. Insert the cylinder into the cylinder valve on the
deflated flotation cell (fig. 4-3) and tighten firmly by hand.
Make sure the valve stem gaskets are serviceable and the
valve stem is tight. On life preservers having a set screw,
be sure the set screw is tightened.
a safety tie
on the valve discharge lever (fig. 4-
1) with one turn
#3 cord cotton thread, using
knot and a locking knot.
. Slide the cylinder into the cylinder pocket (fig. 1-5).
Be sure each cell marked "left" or 'Fright" is matched with a
container having the same marking.
f. Adjust the mouth inflation valve to the closed position
and insert the valve into the valve retaining sleeve (fig. 4-4).
g. Hook the container snap through the flotation cell
h. Fold the cell to a size equal to that of the cell
container; begin at the narrower section of the cell. Pack
the folded cell into the container.
7) flaps and tie with one turn
of #3 cord cotton thread, using
surgeon's knot and a locking knot.