I've been "lurking" on the site for a while now, but I finally have a question that I couldn't find answered already.
I'm looking at potentially buying
a 1968 Islander 37, and everything seems within my range of comfortablity (price, condition, etc.) EXCEPT the prop shaft exits above the rudder
instead of in front of it. The boat is on the hard
now so I have no idea if that's a big deal or not. It would seem to me that slow speed maneuvering under motor
would be awful. Without being able to send bursts of water
past the rudder
it seems like I'd be playing bumper boats in the marina and getting stressed out in the process. Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks in advance for the help!