Take your time, I know it all seems overwhelming at this point. But if you stick with it, it will be very rewarding in the end.
Lots of work lies ahead and your going to have to invest some money and a lot of time into it, but when all is said and done, one day, you will be sailing.
On the other hand, there are lots of boats out there probably in better condition that you could be sailing right now. They will cost you more up front, but not as much time will be needed to be on the water.
Courtney is My Hero
If a man is to be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps a bit better than most - E.B. White