XF 1.3 Navbar Customization

So I'm setting up XenForo with XenPorta as a CMS/Forum combination and have need for a handful of static pages/posts that I'd like to have linked from the top navigation.

I've done some digging through the available addons and quite frankly it's overwhelming, so I'm hoping that someone can point me in the right direction to an addon that will let me build out the navigation with both new tabs and their children.
That's one I had come across and was high on my list, was trying to avoid manual editing of the template if possible.

Can you confirm something for me related to this: I believe I can setup page nodes and then use XenPorta to manage their content, I can then use Nodes as Tabs to build my navigation right?