Welcome aboard, Mizzou! You came to the right place. No dumb questions, although you might get a dumb answer from time to time
. But really, there's folks here who've forgotten more about boats and sailing than many of us will ever learn. It's a great place to tap into some expert help and to meet other sailors. Congrats on completing the ASA course.
You just saved a bunch of time and aggravation on the learning curve. (And your wife is still talking to you.
) Good start!!