Originally Posted by jyasaki
Fair enough; and good luck, Polwart.
One thing I'd look very closely at is how the piece could have been damaged. If my understanding of your description is accurate (which it may not be), then one or the other spring hangers had to migrate. This would have been uncompressing the leaf spring, and recompressing it backwards, wouldn't it? Seems to me that it would have had to have taken a direct shot to the hanger to move like that.
jky - not sure how it has happened? but it has been over some pretty big bumps. I think your have understood my description right - if I have understood the assembly correct. I think I might have to get a torch out and go crawling around under the boat to see if I can get a better understanding.