i think i have fallen victim to the torsion axle failure. 5 years 3 months since new, so we are 3 months out of warranty. bummer. boatmate jerry gave great help in getting the parts, but im out of warranty. I'm trying to get in contact with UFP per Jerry's direction, but we will see.

now i hope i can wrench well enough to make the change. have boating plans so i had to get it unpainted and will paint it in place after the install.