I think that for these smaller volume boards and not enough sailpower, the width is not that important anymore with regards to the carrying capacity.
A narrower board will carry you in the same way as a wider board if the the total volume is the same and as long as you can centralize your body weight distribution.
The difference will be the ease of planing in waves and the ability of going through chop.
IS87 / IS101 / IS122 / US147
Last edited by BelSkorpio; 24th January 2013 at 11:20 AM.