Thank You for responding.
I did managed to adapt hardware provided in furling kit to my Revo 11. Instead of a pad eye as suggested in the instructions, I hooked to bungee tensioner to eye provided at front right side of rear cargo. Seems to work acceptably. This install arrangement does pull the furling lines slightly inboard of rail. I ended up untying knots in line provided to get the black plastic knobs positioned correctly.
The slightly raised pulley mount( mounted just above front hatch) seems to work fine as well. I did mount the front fairlead slightly forward of the 5" recommended and at a slight angle as recommended by Roadrunner( Sail Furler Installation Notes: Post Subject). With this arrangement my pedals set on "6" do not strike furling lines.
Tested the installation yesterday beginning with 5 to 10 knot breeze which grew into a strong on-shore afternoon wind typical on west coast of Florida. I particularly liked the performance of the sail furler with sail partially reefed. The furler held the sail in fixed position. With my previous home made furler, I had to hold onto the furler line to keep the partially reefed sail from tending to pull open with wind pressure.
Also noted that the with the furler kit installed the mast does not rock in the mast receiver like it did with my home made furler. You may think this is a crazy but I believe I feel the wind better as it acts on the boat with the Hobie furler.
Lastly, my initial post was a bit of a rant. Bad day maybe.......but I think setting expectations it what this comes down to. Let me explain.....I am a Mechanical Engineer when I am making a living. I'd rather be in my Revo 11 looking for manatee, snook, dolphin etc. .......so I am perhaps a bit too literal when following installation instructions. Suggest the following:
1. Add/modify installation language to make it clear that furler kit is universal and my require some adaptation to work with a specific Hobie models.
2. For pad eye at rear, caution that installer should confirm they can reach this location via seat or rear access hatch before drilling. Or maybe provide alternate hardware( rivets?) for smaller boats like Revo 11.
3. In my furling kit the bungee was connected to a ring through which the furling line passed. Suggest making this ring large enough diameter to pass over plastic knobs to allow for proper positioning of bungee tensioner. Or maybe change to a split ring or carabiner?
Lastly, I have owned many kayaks before purchasing my Revo 11, I'll never buy a kayak from anyone other than Hobie.