Thank you ill give this a go!Stuff the bow with loose things that can get wet. If you pull the bulkhead as far out as it'll go, there should be plenty of space between the bulkhead and the hull to stuff freeze-dried meals, fuel canisters, ground cloth, canned food, vegetables, etc. up there. The best way to balance the load is just move the seat all the way forward. It'll also make stern access easier.