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Not sure if this is valid or not, but here's my 2c worth.
My last boat was a full keel and I had to pay attention to the helm quite a bit, though not so much as to make it a pain. And under sail she was fine if the sails were balanced. She was a ketch and the first boat I'd owned, so I had no reference point to go from.
Now I have a fin keeled boat and the difference in tracking is dramatic, like a train on rails now.
So, the answer to your question may be more to do with your keel design, and maybe propeller related too when under power. Under sail you should strive to balance your sails, as this will have a profound effect on the steering.
Hope this helps.