Re: Keel weight
Lighter and deeper could still put more stress on the structure, 'depending'.... Do you have the skills to know what shape/foil to use? to maintain (or improve) the center of lateral resistance? This is all pretty technical stuff, - if you're confident you could have some fun trying something new. But don't be surprised if there's no dramatic improvement (or worse) without some input from the professionals.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)