Best of luck. Understand about the draft
, Pyewacket II met all our wants/desires, except the draft, which is 7ft. However, we figured we were doing oceans so that was fine and ended up being great infact. But understand your wants with shallower draft.
Good luck with your search, you are so right, you learn something all the time. We looked for 2 years before we came over to the States (on internet) and when we got there we were dismayed with the quality of much of what we saw. We 'fell' across Pyewacket, she wasn't advertised at the time!
If you go to YouTube and search Sailing Vessel Pyewacket II you can see a video of her - like a remote
viewing. Just for your interest if you like.
I wish you well and would love to know what you find/end up with.
PS can I have the link/info for the boat you looked at, we are always trying to find other people with Aleutians/ and/or more info. tks.