Kawini: Seeing that Marin PM'd you and with all the other knowledge shared here, it probably already seems overwhelming. By-the-way, I have to admit to doing some eyes-shut maintenance on my own boat, but it's because I got an eye full of whatever fluid I happened to be around at the time.
I'd add that you take another cruise on that 50 ft. steeler you spoke about in the first post, and this time instead of cruising, do maintenance with the owner. It'll go a long way toward understanding the responsibilities and tasks involved in maintaining such a boat. Glad your so excited, and don't worry, your boat is out there. Have fun looking,...it's half the fun of choosing this lifestyle.