A couple of more questions:
What are the windspeeds that you sail in?
Are you mostly planing with which sail on your Bic Core 293?
Will you be sailing on the ocean in rough conditions, on a lake or river in freshwater
and milder chop?
Any other "conditions" that might affect board choice?
How important is durability.... i.e. do you launch from a rocky shore... a dock... or (hopefully) a sandy beach?