What will you do if you ever have to paddle? Are going to sit on your front hatch and row like a rowboat?
The only time I paddle is when pushing away from shore. I only have the FF in (I don't put the rod holders in until I am away from the shore and I have the mirage drive in). I am able to paddle with the FF in, I just have to be careful and reach a little more on that side, it does not take many paddle strokes to get far enough away from the shore to drop the mirage drive in. When I beach the PA I just get enough speed up to coast onto the shore, don't even need the paddle then.