I was talking to a neighbor who owns an Allied Seawind ketch. He said, in reverse, it’s only good for about 20′. After that you have no control.
We have an Aloha 32 and no matter how I’ve tried to control it in reverse, I experience the same thing as my neighbor.
I operated my dad’s 45 footer for years and it was easy to control in reverse. Add to that several years on a 35 footer and no problems. Are some boats just poor in reverse?