If you can handle Lake Erie you can handle open ocean. That lake can go from serene to vicious in nothing flat. My father and I were out there on an old wooden 37 ft Egg Harbor, 16 tons of boat. We went from calm to having green water
coming over the fly bridge in 30 minutes. In some ways its similar to the west coast
. Too much fetch and too little water
. As I recall
, the lake is only about 90 ft deep max.
In any event, welcome