So.. After investigating closer indeed this padeye (and the one on the other side) had been screwed directly into what I guess is the keel
or main structure for the bow on the ama. There is no through hole or backing or even any way to make a through hole at the location where it is placed.
So I think for now the holes are getting filled in with epoxy
and the rest painted over, I certainly don't want it staying there and eventually rotting out the bow where I can't even access easily to repair. Think when I eventually get to rigging
and/or a spinnaker
I will talk to my rigging
guy and ask him if there is any reason in having them and will place them back more and with a backing plate if they do indeed serve a purpose.
Until then as delancey suggests, my 22,000 LB trimaran
will now be about 1.5 lbs lighter.