I see that you are paddling with a group.
Redundancy is a good thing, but it does lead to some inefficiencies.
Water Filtration - water filters/pumps can definitely be shared. Perhaps you could ask around and see what other folks are bringing? Gravity driven filtration is nice to have since filtering is almost effortless, it does require a bit of time and differential of elevation - could be a bit issue if trying to resupply over lunch break on one of those flat GB islands.
I notice that you intend to put water bladder on the deck - this tends to reduce stability of a kayak. Unless fastened very securely it also tends to flop when kayak edges. Folks sometimes like to store extra water bladders behind the seat.
I didn't see anything about custom bulkheads on this boat - if you have space in front of footpegs it can be used to store some items, in a dry bag perhaps. It does present some entrapment and loss of gear issues, but I am quite sure you could figure out ways to manage.
Apologies if I suggested something that has already been suggested
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