The conversation's age is telling. I participate in a bike aid group, communication pre UTUBE was higher.
I ran thru the skeg/rudder before going Solstice/rudder. Experience includes small boat sailing, I leaned to skeg.
Then I read of trips with skegs ending in disaster when skegs were ripped off from brain fade I shallow water...eg the Vancouver speed circumnavigation.
NO SKEG ! Seriously, who needs the aggravation ?
If you need capacity for turning upwind then try a rockered hull. Long straight hulled Great Lakes cruisers-the Solstice- turn upwind but on a wave crest with skill, lean and strength...and foul weather language. \
Rockers simply turn around the center no language necessary.