Yes, Hobie has been terrific about fixing and replacing the crossbar problems.
We still get some clunking though, after replacing the bar with the through-welded version, so I'm not convinced the problem has disappeared, but it's improved and the new crossbar can handle more stress.
The adjacent Harken cleats will only stop excessive bar travel, and not the more common, back and forth 1/8 - 1/4" slip. This is why I feel that pinning is still required.
I don't know for sure, but I suspect Hobie moved the furling cleat towards the center to allow for easier furling, (a noted problem among gurly-man TI owners). But this puts it in the middle of front passenger, and that really frustrates attempts to control reefing lines from the rear cockpit.
Hang on - didn't Hobie move the cleats so that the mainsheet one was outside the right clamp, with the furling one just inside it? That is how my 2012 TI is.
Are you suggesting that Hobie has now moved the cleats inwards as per your diagram?
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