No problem below is a pic of the rope, I have quick connects on each end and just stap it on before going out. The rope goes around the front rightmost AKA support, then back behind the AKA to the other side, then back around the front of the left brace, this keeps the rope from tangling up in the sail reef system.
Yes this does prevent the AKA's from coming out. Which brings up a funny story. My first TI was one of the earliest models and the AKA latch system was, lets say not so good at the time (it fell out easily). I had my wife and her sister one on each tramp sailing along at a pretty good clip. The front AKA came out and dumped my wifes sister into the water. The look of dire helplessness on her face still makes us laugh. She was in no danger, the water was 85 degrees and we were close to shore in shallow water, and I got the boat stopped and repaired quickly. She to this day will still not go out with us (funny story). That was when I made this rope gizmo and always use it when expecting rougher water or nearing other boats or docks. I have sheered off at least 4 or 5 of those 1/4 inch sheer bolts in really rough seas, and the rope prevents the AMA from folding in until I can stop and make repairs. When removing the AMA's I just snap the clips to something inside the boat, or shove the loose end into the mesh pocket and leave the rope attached to the boat all the time. Pretty simple insurance, plus it stops any rattleing of the AMA's when underway (that rattling used to drive me nuts).
You want to make sure to use 3/16 or 1/4 inch nylon stretchy rope, we don't want anything else breaking in the event of a dock collision (broke a few sheer bolts there too).
Hope this helps