Thanks for taking the time to look over my thread

I live about a mile away from a large resovoir, and when the oppurtunity arose to purchase a small rib and an engine, i thought this would be an ideal way to have some unorthodox fun...... but as im sure you are all aware, things are not as simple as we all would like....

Im completely unsure of all the red tape that goes with this sport....... Registration, Insurance, Membership and License. Where to go and when to go also..........

I was kind of hoping to throw it in the water and sail away but many people have said things may not be as simple....... HELP



(also looking for life jackets is anyone can help)