We run the shrouds in the 3rd hold from the bottom and the Jib is pined in the 2nd hole from bottom of the forestay 10 hole adjuster. 6 inches of play in the shrouds seams to be a bit much, I was thinking 2-3 inches was sufficient, but I could be wrong. The way you have the Mainsheet run may seam funny but it is by far the only way to do it. You only have one rope to hang on to, worse case scenario you and always work from one end to the other, rather than going in off the trap to get the other rope dragging behind yea.
Authorized Hobie/Vanguard Dealer
Panama City Beach, FL