You may not need to replace the entire jib car. If the cleat is all that is wrong then replace it. Look on page 37 of the 2003 Hobie Part Catalog. We sell a lot of lo-profile jib block too. Hobie part number 1075 and everyone loves them. If you do not have a low profile 6:1 mainsheet block you need one NOW. It will allow for more mast rake with means better pointing and oh yea LESS PITCH POLING. We have the Carbo blocks like Matt recommended and it works like a charm!
Other upgrades are:
rail rug kit ~page 17
New Hobie harness. I personally love the convertible harness. ~page 15
Hobie spray top ~page 14
Full Spray suit ~page 14
Hobie hats ~ page 10
rudder covers~page 30
Deluxe sail bag, big enough for main, jib, blocks, and hiking stick~page 30
extendable hiking stick ~page 35
These are items your Hobie dealer should have in stock ready to get to you by Christmas. Be sure to tell that special someone what you need for you boat. Give the Hobie part numbers so there is no confusion!
Authorized Hobie/Vanguard Dealer
Division 15 Chairman
Panama City Beach, FL