Thanks for your insight, Jeff.
I had hoped the M27 was an answer to my prayers. Fast, standing headroom in the 26''- 29'' range. But alas, any boat that needs so many to sail is questionable, not to mention your many other exceptions - especially build quality.
The last thought on my waning interest in the M27 is cockpit size. It''s tiny! Short and narrow, I guess everyone was meant to be sitting on the rail all day long. No thanks.
Jeff, about your comment on the outboard engine and Atlantic Coastal inlets; would not not recommend an outboard motor at all on a sailboat in S. Florida?