Mounting Deck Gear Is the New Way Better?

The photo above shows the backside of a modern sailboat winch mount. What you can see are five of the mounting bolts that pushed their way through the fiberglass. There are not nuts on the bolts and oddly, the bolt pattern is a bit asymmetric, which indicates to me that the installer didn’t install bolts in all the available mounting holes for the winch. But that’s not all I see. I see what could end up being a real service pain 10 years down the waterway. You see the builder in this case ...