Hi Awilson and welcome to the club.
If you look under "Forums" you'll find most of the subjects you're looking for under "Engineering & Systems". That's where we all go to ask our questions. There's another section called "Library" where people have been good enough to post some of the snarkier documents they've found.
Once you get more familiar with the forum you'll probably wind
up doing what we all do: Use "Search" (third in from right on the green banner above) go to "Google Custom Search" and type in your project
. Everything that's there will come up in no particular date order. Then we just start sifting through...
And when nothing answers your questions - just create a post and ask.
And of course, just like real life, some of the advise is great, some of it comes with a pretty bad smell when you're downwind of it. Buyer beware.
Have fun with your boat!