I have also had my AKA fall out a couple times, but not from design (mine has the latest fixes). I discovered that once in a while in my rush to get out, the tramp gets caught under the aka and it doesn't latch in properly (actually had a man overboard situation, always wanted to say that, but my sister in law didn't appeciate it very much and hasn't gone out since). Since then I always test to make sure they are snapped in. I have also had the sheer pin on the rear brace brake a couple times. Since then I always snap on a single 1/4 inch nylon safety rope about 10 ft long to the center AMA clips on both AMA's, and up in front of the front AKA cross bar. The rope doesn't need to be tight, but it does keep the AMA's from rattling around, prevents them from going back while under sail (so you get control of the boat and make repairs without turtling), and the safety rope totally prevents the AKA's from coming out while underway. I have clips at both ends and it only take me a couple seconds to put on when setting up, I just leave the rope with the hull when tearing down. Best yet it give me piece of mind in rough seas, that the boat is secure. Prior to this mod I wasn't comfortable in rough seas watching those AMA rattling around and trying to come off the bungies, and knowing the only thing holding the AMA's out was a small 1 /4 inch plastic piece designed to break. I used nylon rope because it stretches.