I finally broke down and bought a boat , off an ogf member of course. So being my first boat, and the first boat ill ever be in I have a ton of questions. Im reading and lerning a lot but I cant find a few things. Its a 14' alum. boat,older Johnson 5hp, 32 lbs minn kota troll motor. Battery, I don't have 1. I did a search threw the old post and can't find what im looking for. Is there a certain type of battery I need to look for to run the lights and the troll motor? I hooked it up to my truck battery and it ran fine out of the water. I have some truck/car batterys, could I use 1-2 of these or do I have to buy a specific type to be on the water with? Does anyone know a good beginers navigation site. I have the flag with the circle and square, the red and blue light but I need to read up on the where/what/how to use these before I take the boat out and do somthing wrong and 1 of you guys wants to hit me with a brick . Everything im finding seems to be really advanced or on much bigger vessles then mine. I'm about 1/2 way done redoing the boat and would like to take it out as soon as I get it done, just dont want to go out and have no clue what im doing so thanks in advance on any advice you can give.