I have begun mapping out wiring and stuff in my head (just preliminary planning). I have a question or two that I know you guys can answer. First, I'm planning on running my "spotlights" (or actually they are like really cheap kc lights) off of my my trolling battery. I think the ones I'll probably get said they are like 50 or 55 watt... but I'm not sure how much battery that would drain. Have you guys ran your lights off the same battery you use for your trolling motor or did you have to buy another one? Does it drain too much battery? From my calulations, if the trolling motor draws 50 amps and the battery has about 125 amp-hours, I'll get roughly 2 1/2 hours running it full blast the whole time. The only other thing I'll be running off of it is the pump for the bait well I'll be making pretty soon, but that only draws about 1.5 amps so it doesn't really drain much at all. I may hook up my navigation and anchor lights to it too (which I can't see making much a difference either) but I could also get those clamp on kind that run like flashlights (this boat is just a 14 ft. riveted jon so i'm not trying to get high tech, but I'd like it to look somewhat nice). The other question is about actual wiring. Everything has to be wired in parallel so that the voltage drop across every component is 12 V right? I'm not too good at electrical circuits but to me this means that everything connects to the battery with its own positive and negative or ground wires right? Any help would be great... thanks guys, you've always given me good advice before and Lord knows I need help with this kind of stuff.