N O T E
To repair fabric, use 12-19/64 ounce
(363 ml) per square cotton sateen or cot-
ton duck and size FF polyester thread.
The cloth and thread must be fire, water,
weather and mildew resistant.
12. Use lockstitching to install all patches,
straps, flaps and side fasteners and to
repair open seams. Use smallest needle size
you can to make weatherproof seams. Allow
5 to 7 stitches per 1 inch (3 cm). Back-
stitch all thread breaks at least 1 inch
(3 cm). Backstitch all ends at least 1 inch
(3 cm), except where ends are turned under
in a hem or seam or held down by other
stitching. Maintain thread tension so stitch-
ing is tight and lock is firmly fixed in center
of material. Trim all ends. Take care, when
restitching, to make a new stitch line. All
hardware, leather, webbing, lines and
netting used for repair must be the same as
the original material.