The wedge did help, but from way in the back seat, it's still hard to get the angle right for quick and easy use. And the reefing line does come into the front cockpit area too much and is easily bumped by movement in the front seat area. If knocked loose when the sail is reefed during high winds or gusts, the results could be.... interesting!?!?
Hmmm... kinda thought that might be the case. Thanks for the feedback.
I've decided to leave the port side free for the jib controls (yes, I believe Hobie engineers are still working on this option).
There is actually room to mount a fairlead outboard of the mainsheet cleat on the forward x-bar, if mounted on the front side of the x-bar instead of on top. If only I can find a suitable fitting! It doesn't need a pulley, as the existing fairlead/cleat arrangement is AOK.
Then I'd lead it aft via 2 more fairleads along (or just below) the gunwhales, to keep it out of harm's way, then up to a cleat on the rear aka.
Anyone know what sort of plastic the Harken fairleads are made of? If I could get a piece, maybe I could fabricate my own fairlead for the x.bar....