2-14. INDIVIDUAL OVERWATER SURVIVAL KIT
Prior to performing any maintenance function on the individual overwater survival
kit, ensure the outer case ring chape tape material is removed from the split key
ring located on one end of the life raft Inflation system pull-cable.
Kit Outer Case.
Inspection. Inspect the kit outer case using the procedures in table 2-1.
Service. As required, service the kit outer case by cleaning and drying the case using the procedures in
Repair. The individual overwater survival kit outer case shall be repaired using the applicable procedures in
paragraph 2-12a (3), except for replacing the slide interlocking fastener (zipper). Replacement of the slide
fastener and repair of additional outer case items will be performed using the following procedures.
Replacing the slide interlocking fastener. A slide interlocking fastener on the kit outer case which is
defective in any way shall be replaced as follows:
Cut the stitching which secures the original slide interlocking fastener to the kit outer case and
remove the defective fastener.
Remove the thong and ring chape from the wire stirrup on the slider of the original fastener and
retain for further use, if serviceable.
Using a suitable tool on a serviceable 47-inch-long, type I, style 2, size MHS slide interlocking
fastener, remove the top stops and chain scoops on both stringers to allow the fastener tape to
extend 2 inches beyond the last chain scoop.
Position the replacement fastener in the original fastener location and secure the fastener by
stitching according to original construction details, using the specifics in table 2-3. Stitching will
be made in accordance with paragraph 2-7.
Attach a serviceable thong and ring chape to the fastener slider wire stirrup according to original
attachment details and the procedures in (e) and (f) below.
Replacing a connector loop. Replace a damaged connector loop on the inside of the kit outer case
by fabricating as follows:
Cut the stitching which secures the original connector loop to the case inside and remove the
Cut an 8-3/4-inch length of 1/2-inch-wide natural color tubular nylon webbing (A, figure 2-13) and
sear the ends.