I didn't say welcome nor did I say congrats on the beautiful boat. I noticed that your Bristol is certainly heavier than my old Challenger but the cut-away forefoot full keel
you have will help with maneuverability.
I'll bet she's pretty comfortable in a seaway!
Take a good look at the engine and how it fits into the space, If you haven't done so you might check where the bleed points are and other fittings you will need to access. I would assume that the engine is pretty tightly fitted and if it's difficut to get at then maintenance
will suffer. Check access to the stuffing box as well... just make sure that you won't have to kill youself to try to take care of the engine, etc. The more convenient to access the better.
If you want to find out if the inboard is neccessary it's easy enough to temporarily attach an outboard for getting in and out of the slip though this would not help with generating electricity. Easy enough to hang onto the inboard untill you have had a chance to see how the altrernative goes. I'm not that mechanically inclined so I find outboards less intimidating and I have come to find an inboard to be pricey and more of a hassle. On my 24ftr the storage
available for not having an inboard was really welcome. If you go with an outboard You should consider at least a 6HP though 8 would be better given your displacement