Webster... I had the same problem a few years ago... here is what i had to do...
(the second adjuster is a 6 hole adjuster i think...) i needed a total of 27.5 inches.
This year i replaced the hobie 16 forestay swivel pigtail that was 13.5 inches with the hobie 18 forestay swivel pigtail
hobie part number 60810011 that is 24.5 inches.. made it neater and smoother...
i leave the shroud wires on the last adjuster... attach the jib to furler... then get someone on the trap wire while i tighten up the shrouds to give me my mast rake...
also did this modification .. furls faster with less effort.
Hobie 16 Tsunami sails - blue hulls-Sold
•Present boat -1998
Hobie 16 Solana Sails furling jib[/size]