2.18. OV-1 AIRCRAFT RIGID SEAT SURVIVAL KIT (RSSK)-Continued
(b) Beginning at the left edge of the raft inlet valve rubber patch, measure 13 inches to the right along the raft
side and using a piece of chalk, make a pronounced mark.
(c) Make the first fold of the raft by grasping the left end of the raft and extending the end over the top of the raft
to the right, aligning the crease of the fold with the left edge of the inlet valve rubber patch (B).
(d) Shorten 28 inches of the sea anchor retaining line by making 8-inch-long hanks. Secure each end of the
completed folds with a rubber band. In addition, spread the sea anchor out flat over the folded retaining line.
(e) At the 13-inch mark made in (b) above, complete the second fold of the raft by making a foldback in the
previously folded raft end and ensure the foldback crease is alined with the mark (C).
(f) To make the third fold of the raft, fold the right end of the raft over the first two raft folds to the left (D).
(g) The fourth fold of the raft is made by making a fold-under of the raft ends which extend beyond the outside
edge of the first raft fold (E). Ensure all edges of the raft are dressed.
(h) Complete the fifth fold of the raft by folding 12 inches of the raft upper end back toward the center of the
(i) Make the sixth fold to complete the raft folding by folding the previously folded upper end of the raft over to
the carbon dioxide bottle. Ensure all edges of the raft are dressed. The folded raft package should measure
12-inches-wide by 13-inches- long (F).
(5) Attaching retaining line to cylinder.
GAS UNDER PRESSURE. Do not loosen or attempt to remove carbon dioxide
cylinder from valve assembly.
(a) Unscrew valve from raft. Do not remove cylinder from pocket or anti-chafing ring from inlet check valve.