On my kayak trips on saltwater I carry several MSR Dromedary bags that I carry in the hatches up against the bulkhead. Works great, but they take up a lot of valuable hatch space.
I read an article recently where Jeff Allen said he carries one large Dromedary (a 13 liter) instead of multiple smaller ones and places it in the cockpit.
I can see where that would save a lot of hatch spaces; however, I wonder if that would have a negative impact on the ability to roll the boat if you needed / wanted to.
A loaded boat is no harder to roll than an unloaded, boat, but I wonder if the very heavy "loose" item in the cockpit could be detrimental. If you were capsized and upside down, the heavy bag would fall to the deck side of the cockpit and potentially cause the boat to want to stay upside down rather than to roll up. At least this is what I would logically see as happening.
Anyone have any experience in doing this who can comment?