I have a 12ft alum flatbottom jon boat and am in need of a new motor. This is my first boat and it came w/ a Sears ted williams series 20 spd electric trolling motor (no idea what kind of thrust it gave)...well i had my first outing on a small 100acre lake and that trolling motor simply wasn't enough. There was some medium to high winds which were causing us to drift uncontrollably. I guess my question is... first, do I need a high powered trolling motor to get through those conditions or should i go to an outboard motor? I just dont want to drift uncontrollably anymore. Id prefer a trolling motor if I could get by with it but i'm just not sure if I could get by w/ one. I'll mostly be on lakes around 1000acres or less and rivers of various sizes (including Missouri). I want to be able to get out of any situations if I need to. What do you suggest?