Looking at your picture, I'm guessing the clew is about 1/8 inch into the slot, and the luff (leading edge) can slide a little bit in and out. If so, that's about right where it ought to be, in my opinion.
Thank You For All Your Assistance and the Welcome.
I have gone back a few pages to read prior threads on turbo fin installs. I see your point about flex and stretch. I have confidence in Hobie engineering and can hardly wait to test them.
-I really wish there were All Stainless Components, sprockets, etc. for the turbo fin kit. Maybe Hobie will offer a true High Perf Kit, or an upgrade in the future.
In other events......
I used the boat for the 1st. time yesterday in Mission Bay and really like the way it paddles and peddles. It was windy and the water was choppy where the jet skiers play. The boat handled it all VG.
I even got a chance to tow a sail boarder that was in distress a full 1/4 mile into the wind, back to the beach by the Hilton.
It seems an older fellow on a sail board got himself into trouble because of the high wind. He was exhausted and hanging from his board by 1 arm as I peddled toward him. He was not wearing a PFD.
I asked him if he was OK and he didn't even answer me the first time. I took off my pfd to give him, but he refused it. I put the yak next to him for a minute to make a quick game plan.
He asked if I could please tow him in. I didn't know if I could given the size of the board and sail that were laying in the water, plus the weight of the big man (I go 180 lbs, he was much bigger) he couldn't even crawl back onto the board, so I towed the whole mess just the way I found it.
I had a 50' length of 3/16ths nylon on the yak. I tied it to the board, and made several loops around my hand for cushion. I had it draped over my pfd so it wouldn't cut into my shoulder and off we went.
Slow and steady, but it pulled the whole deal. I had the standard drive fins on the mirage. I had to stop once to recover, but I got him to knee high water and he was ok from there.
It was an interesting day, and a very through test session.