Hi Don! Thanks for the welcome! Just came back from Maine, Camden and Rockland - sailed a custom wooden Ketch and looked at a Pearson. Ultimately I want to moor the boat in Camden. But I am torn as I want to skip down to FL in the winter to stay on her (with my GF) so who knows may end up bringing her back and forth. So I found something that seems to be kept up well and someone else added a lot of upgrades to her so that's a head start.
Anyways thanks for the encouragement! Yes I am on youtube taking lessons now...I am a quick learner.
Have you been sailing before? You should totally read/watch everything you can, but there's no match for getting out on the water.