I have a Tartan 33 with a Scheel keel and love it. But it is a compromise!
Everything I have read is that "nothing beats draft
when going to windward". Stated differently you want a deep keel fo good windward performance. I decided against a deep fin because I sail in SFL and to a lesser extent the Bahamas
This left me with the choice of a CB or the Scheel keel. While a centerboard
would give the draft
, it added complexity. One more thing to break on an older boat
. So I went Scheel.
Another "pick your poison" decision in boat buying