Bulkheads are a compartively recent
Posted by: adbass on Feb-07-13 10:35 AM (EST)
addition to kayaking and even to sea kayaks. I think if you were to look back 20 odd years or so,you'd find examples of bulkhead-less, long and thin boats intended for the sea and touring use.
When I first kayaked, ~40 years ago (with the Scouts) there weren't even float bags readily available. That didn't stop us from filling the front and back of our kayaks with polystyrene and/or plastic containers (properly secured of course).