RE: Is Starboard F-type good for me?
You may have figured this out, but I think the reason you are being suggested longboard is because you said 5-15 knots. It sounds like you want to be planning. For planning in light wind, a couple of knots makes a big difference. Had you said 10-15 knots, I think you would have gotten a different response ie F-Type good, maybe a bit bigger sail than 7.5. Seeing how you've demo'd the F-type, you know what you're getting. Regarding the BIC. Generally these are good progressing boards as they have a tough ASA skin making them durable. Performance will be a bit less. Good luck!