Yes, do some reading and when you have some more info and focused questions there are plenty of people here who will be able to help.
Welcome to SN, btw!
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)