Looked at a Whitby 42 today.
There are plenty of boats with extensive, sophisticated cruising logs. That's a good sign.
One rule of thumb is this. Plan to spend 2/3 of your budget for the boat. The other 1/3 is repairs and upgrades.
We think we might be able to afford that from what's left after selling the house.
There are other folks interested. We have to make an offer before dawdling away too much time.