I stumbled upon several great resources when I was planning my own through-paddle last year and would be happy to pay it forward. Feel free to contact me with any questions. And go for it! Especially the Mud Carry.
I’ve done all of section 1 and a lot of Section 2 and an happy to answer any questions you have, Mark. You’ll find that these sections are pretty straightforward, though, with the NFCT maps. The adirondack forum (http://www.adkforum.com) is a good source of info for those NY segments.