Thanks denise030. The problem is that it flexes inward when weight is on it and relaxes back into place with the boat jacked up and the weight removed from the fin. I think you have the right idea though. Perhaps installing a beefy spar would do the trick? I don't know.
John, thanks for the input. Its just very disappointing. I know what I will probably do but I haven't come to terms with it yet.
Thank you for the reality check. Sounds like you've been there, done that. I don't think I want to go there.