Thanks for all the replies guys.
Yeah I kinda figured it would be difficult to live aboard year round in the great lakes. Although I'm sure there are a few folks crazy enough to do it.
To be clear though, I am actually looking to liveaboard in the New York Harbor area. I just happen to be in Cleveland visiting my folks and was hoping to find someone to answer a few questions for them (and myself) to help put their minds at ease.
But since I haven't had too much luck with that- are there any of you living in the New York harbor area? Perhaps I should start a new thread with this question