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I also have a NDK greenlander pro and I can easily roll and pack my thermarest in the tail beside the skeg box. Are you rolling it and squeezing out most of the air? Tent poles and a couple of misc. other items go on the other side of the skeg box. I have a full size thermarest.
I also agree with comments about not packing so much water, I've pumped out of Georgian Bay many times. Carry enough to get you through the day and then pump at camp. On longer trips I also use carbiners and strap a hydration pack to the back of my pfd. You don't even notice it's there.
Front to back in the GLP, my camp pillows and sleeping bags go in the nose. various clothing bags and and gear follow. I did find that even the foil tuna bags will throw off my compass so food goes in rear hatch.
Day hatch: More food (usually lunch), camp stove, water filter, nalogen water bottle, hammock and misc. camp items. Usually what I forgot to put in another hatch goes in the day hatch. I also usually have a small bottle behind my seat for quick access.
Rear hatch, Tent goes horizontal up against the bulkhead. and then remaining clothing and food bags.
Only thing on deck is a spare paddle, my chart case and pump.
I was suprised at how much you can stuff into the GLP. It has less volume than my older touring boat, but I picked up a 1.5' in length to make up for it. Oh and I also weigh 205lbs.
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