REPAIR TENT (M577A3 ONLY) Continued
Check toggles. Replace split, broken or missing toggles.
10. Check loops, guy lines, foot stops and mounting lines. Replace parts that have frayed or broken strands or raveled ends.
11. Check netting. Replace torn netting.
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT
To repair fabric, use 12-19/64 ounce (363 ml) per square cotton sateen or cotton duck and size
FF polyester thread. The cloth and thread must be fire, water, weather and mildew resistant.
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). Backstitch 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 stitching is tight and lock is firmly fixed in center of material. Trim all ends.