Just a thought on the food rations. I would look into canned foods that will not need re-hydration thus allowing for more efficient use of your limited water supply.
We will likely carry some canned goods as you can't get everything in dehydrated/freezedried format. Can don't sto well on small boats due to limited space and compartmental shape not to mention the additional weight of the metal. The other thing to note is that I am talking about food stuffs that are utilized while moving from point A to B and NOT while on the hook at any particular destination.