AHA- I found an unattended H16 with the "upgrade" cleats. I couldn't help myself but to try the cleating/uncleating. I like it. I think it is easy to cleat and certainly easier to uncleat. I never have a problem with the older system, BUT this seems to be a worthwhile upgrade- Thanks Matt for the information leading me to try it.
Jim, to add to the traveler and mainsheet positioning that Matt mentioned- remember your particular tack- that is the boats angle to the wind- will affect the amount of lift you have and primarily dictate where your traveler should be.
Wind at 90 deg to side is a Beam reach- travel about halfway out or closer, not centered but within about 10 inches of center is good.
Wind over stern corner going off-wind is a Broad reach- travel halfway out or more.
Wind over bow corner going up-wind is Cose Hauled- traveler centered as much as possible for upwind grab.
Sheet as necessary to attain a proper course with a good sail shape and retain the control you desire.
If you have too much lift and are not sailing a particular course, just having a Hobie day, sail closer to the wind and/or sheet and/or travel out to keep the boat down. The best hull flying seems to occur if the only control you take is the rudder and keep feathering up in the puffs and down in the lulls on your course. Any other "flyers" agree? I have done better than a mile with a hull in the air using only the rudder.
Do you need a pilots license to fly one of those things ?