Welcome Doug and the best of luck.
Two years ago I took the big plunge, buying a '79 Mainship 34 after 25 years of sailing. I bought her in Baltimore and brought her home to Toronto via the Hudson and the Erie Canal. Never had ever driven a trawler even once before. Luckily I had a frequent TF contributor (David Marchand) as co-captain for the first half of the trip. Learned so much that I was able to bring her up through the 30 locks on the Erie Canal and across Lake Ontario with a mate. I have been restoring her to her former glory and have made numerous single handed cruises to different ports.
The point of all this is to let you know you have done the right thing and about all the fun you are going to have.
One man with conviction will overwhelm a hundred who have opinions - Winston Churchill