Greetings. I am a newbie to this site, and a novice boat builder/sailer. But having built the first of my intended three boats (the very weekender that is both praised and dismissed here) I am now ready to build what will become the tender for my final boat. I hope to begin work on an Atkins schooner within two years. My project for the winter is to build her tender, and the B&B Spindrift sounds like it would fit the bill. I an just not a fan of a centerboard. Has anyone messed about with a full length keel for the Spindrift similar to what the weekender sports? How would she perform under sail or using oars? Thanks for any insight you might have collectively. I live in Nebraska, where the wind does come whipping off the prairie at a pretty good blow from time to time, but we don't have big enough water to allow much in the way of waves, at least not like the Big Blue Wet Thing.