You are right, I sail in lakes and rivers.
I plan to use my Kona Longboard in 9.5 , 7.5 and 6.0 weather. In 6.0, the chop can get annoying, depending on the spot. So I'd like a board that will be confortable in chop with that sail size, and be able to support an old 5.2. It's nice to hear that the Carve 111 would support my 7.5 in a pinch too. The "uphaulable" aspect is also still important for me.
Do you think a Kode 113 would feel more at home in chop than a Carve, or do I need to consider a smaller board to see an improvement over the Carve?