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Looking at your pics again, I see the ply backing plate for what I think is the winch. The other bits of ply do not exist on my boat, and I don't see any hardware poking thru them, so I am not sure what the purpose of those are. Your boat, like mine, is glassed together at the deck-hull seam. That is a good thing.
It would be good to see some pics of the deck/cockpit. The deck shape changed after a few years, making room for longer jib car tracks, and the winches further aft in the cockpit. Then, there was a fire at the factory and the new mold was destroyed, so they went back to the old mold. That means that old and new boats had the old deck mold, and middle boats have the "new" deck mold. What year is the one you are looking at?