COVER MAINTENANCE - continued.
ROWPU FRAME COVER INSPECTION
Spread cover flat on a clean surface Ensure outside of cover is up
Check that rim strip around edge of cover is not coming unstitched
Check webbing straps for end clips
Check spring buckles.
Check that all straps are securely sewn to cover. Mark loose stitching for repair
Check cover for tears and dry rot. Mark for repair.
Turn cover over Check buckles on underside for serviceability.
ROWPU FRAME COVER REPAIR.
Sew patches on tears Refer to FM 43-3.
Sew loose rim strip or webbing straps Refer to FM 43-3.
Apply water-repellent solution Refer to FM 43-3
PUMP COVER INSPECTION.
Spread cover flat on a clean surface with covers insideout
Inspect outside cover and inner felt lining for tears, dry rot, loose stitches, or wear.
Inspect laces for wear.
Check for missing or damaged grommets
PUMP COVER REPAIR.
Replace damaged or missing grommets Refer to FM 43-3
Replace worn or frayed laces. Refer to FM 43-3.
Replace or repair inner felt lining Refer to FM 43-3.
Patch tears in cover Refer to FM 43-3
Sew loose stitching Refer to FM 43-3