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Question What the heck are these?

I have been trying to figure out what these deck fixtures are. See photos. They have substantial backing plates so I assumed they'd be load bearing in some way. Boat is a 1966 Pearson Commander.

Any input is appreciated. If you can identify them please give info on how I'd use them.
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Spinnaker pole attachment points?

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Agree. Probably spin chocks.

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Re: What the heck are these?

They look like standard padeyes to me.. unlikely a spinn pole end could actually 'clip into' those.

Their position relative to the mast is odd.. as is their athwartship orientation. Somebody had a reason for them. My best guess is they are there to secure halyards or tie something off.

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They look like standard padeyes to me.. unlikely a spinn pole end could actually 'clip into' those.

Their position relative to the mast is odd.. as is their athwartship orientation. Somebody had a reason for them. My best guess is they are there to secure halyards or tie something off.
My other thought was as a dead eye to rig a preventer. I think they might have originally been chocks that then got that teak donut put into them to convert to preventer deadeyes.

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jib sheet fairleads or jib sheet inhaulers

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jib sheet fairleads or jib sheet inhaulers
Yep- could be used for that, too. Although I would expect them to be mounted perpendicular or at a 45 to the way they are for that. Hopefully whomever put them on did a decent job of prepping the core around them before they mounted them...

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Attachment points for a self tacking jib traveler?
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For Barber Hauler?

Then again, they could be cigar holders.
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Did a quick google image search and found this similar setup used for a self tacking jib.
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