Popeye, you have made an important contribution here. Sailing is hazardous enough without the increased risk of personal injury from broken glass. I am forwarding a Priority Safety Alert to fellow schooner owners recommending that those who have not already done so repackage their ship's stores in the manner you described. I cast a vote to add to your reputation and urge other readers here to do likewise. If you reach the vicinity of Cape Ann in your travels look me up and I'll treat you to some award-winning Joe Froggers.
Never sail closer to the wind in degrees than your age