This is in reference to Lake Michigan, I am thinking about converting a 22' sailboat (macgregor and trailer) into a powered day boat, only using the outboard motor 9.9HP, It dosent have a mast or sails as well. I intend to fish, both jigging and trolling as well and hit the harbors for safe nighting with the wife. Why you may ask? Because I can get the boat for almost noting compared to a traditional style fishing boat used in this manor. I understand it is a slower boat and perhaps limited in walking around space but could it work? Thoughts on safety, bad weather and overall usability?