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Re: Shoal Keel: Excessive Leeway
I'd guess it's both, but I also think replacing the sail will have a big impact. I think it's actually more comfortable to sail on a boat with good sails, particularly a small tender boat like the one you have.
With blown sail, every puff will be felt as the boat tips and the strain is increased laterally. With a good sail shape, where the fabric is still stiff, every puff will be felt more as an acceleration and less as a lean on the boat.