Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you posting
on the forum. You've stated that you have powerboating experience so you know navigation
and rules of the road plus mechanicals. I'd still recommend reading a bunch about the most efficient way to use your sails
Your choice of sailboat is a good one but I'd recommend that you don't discount other makes and models and be certain to look around at other boats. 41 feet is a lot of boat to learn sailing on. Can be done but it is a big boat.
I'll be in Salem for a High School
reunion this summer and both my brothers and my sister still live there. Brothers and sister live in the NE side. I lived in the SE.
What part of town do you live in?