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!
".. 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)
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"