I see two, how is access to the forward most plates (forward lowers I'm assuming)
Originally Posted by davidpm
I'm confused, how are the chain plates fastened?
They can't just be glassed to the hull and that is all, can it?
These Irwin's have chainplates that are yes, simply glassed in. Its not that uncommon. Their are quite a few different boat builders that fastened chainplates this way on at least some of there models. Allied Luders 33, Hans Christian 33, Endurance 35 are just a few that come to mind.