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Re: Purchase Advice for ICW, Bahamas, Carribbean
Don't dismiss Beneteau, something like this would do the job nicely.
Lines are led back and although it is a fin keel spade rudder this cofiguration is chartered widely with little trouble.
I have a 3/4 keel skeg hung rudder and little control in reverse and suffer from envy when I watch a Bene slalom in reverse.
I chartered one of these last year. Easy to handle and it sailed much better than I expected. Member here MarkofSeaLife is cruising on one. You could do much worse.