We recently experienced an accidental, but not particularly violent, jibe on Silver Lining, a model 2000 Catalina 320.
Surprisingly, the traveler shackle fractured in 2 places.
I had been reading about similar problems on the Catalina 380 discussion list, so I emailed Garhauer with a picture.
Susan Felgenhauer quickly replied and sent me a replacement and instructions. She indicated that they were only aware of a few failures on our boats. From what I gathered from the C380 list, if your shackle does not have HR stamped on its side, it may be suspect.
It's great to have a Catalina supplier stand behind their product after 12 years of use.
If you feel your boat may be affected, contact Susan at: