I am torn about the advice to expand your search area since I'm not familiar with the Great Lakes
area but am fairly sure there are a ton of boats for sale
there. We were in NY and spent over 4 years (probably more like 7 years) looking for "the"boat. We had a particular type of boat in mind, not mainstream so they were as rare as hen's teeth.
We lived on Yachtworld and For Sale
by Owner websites and traveled to
Rhode Is, Annapolis, Oriental NC, Charleston, Ft. Lauderdale, Marathon,San Diego, San Francisco
, Poulsbo WA and Pender Harbour, British Columbia
. In retrospect we wasted many thousands of dollars and weeks,perhaps months on this search and although we're very happy with what we ended up with I wouldn't recommend this as the best way to find a boat.
My point being you are in a huge boating
area and there must be hundreds of boats that fit your criteria. Considering that you have narrowed your search to some pretty fine boats you should be able to limit the areas you search in to something a bit more reasonable than we did. I think, without realizing it at the time, "the search" became a hobby for us and delayed our actually buying
Good luck to you!