The answer depends on where you sail and what you'll be using the motor for. If it's just for coming into and exiting your berth and club waters, the outboard
is fine. Same if you're motoring on protected waters like lakes and rivers.
But in any sort of seaway, it won't do the job. Against tide and wind
in a chop you'll be going nowhere. The prop will spend much time out of the water
, it won't grip and therefore it won't work.
Maybe you could cut through the cockpit
to make a well; many seem to get by with this setup. But if you haven't yet got a power plant, go inboard diesel
. A little 10hp or similar would do it, and you can often get good second hand ones cheap