I thought I would respond to a couple of the comments regarding my use of the YakAttack BlackPak.....
Rods & rod storage-
I carry three rods (spinning & baitcaster) 95% of the time, with a fly rod thrown in once in a while for good measure. I have no use for the cockpit/gunnel horizontal rod storage (except during transport), nor do I use the molded in rod holders behind the seat. I use two of the three holders on the crate and have a Zooka tube up front.
On my last PA12, I had a RAM Tube and my FF/GPS mounted at the rear of the mounting boards....didn't work for me due to the fact that both got in my way when I was standing and paddling/poling.
On my new PA12, I went with a pair of YakAttack 12" GT90's mounted on the gunnels between the boards and the side handles. This allows me to adjust the location of the rod holder and FF/GPS to meet my needs of the day and also allows me to mount a RAM X-Grip & Panfish Portrait where I want.
I have rigged many, many kayaks and am very familiar with thinking out any & all installs and then to measure six times and drill once.
.......that's the great thing about tracks; I only need to do that install permanently, not the accessory itself.
I don't utilize the front hatch for storing anything I'll need while on the water, nor do I use the center hatch for anything other than the two Plano boxes in the rotating tackle tray and my waterproof box that holds the 12v 7ah gel battery for the electronics.
I have everything I need in one place, not stored all over the stupid boat....I need the measuring board: it's on the B/Pak. I need my rain gear, in the B/Pak. I need the trauma kit, it's in the B/Pak, I need my terminal tackle, it's.....well, you get the idea.
And when I'm done for the day, everything comes off the boat together....in or on the BlackPak.
The BlackPak allows me to have multiple accessories to be mounted securely without drilling a bunch of holes for each item. I'm able to have a HD video camera mounted behind me, elevated enough to capture the action in front of me. It allows the VISICarbon Pro light/flag to be high enough to do some good (well above my head), and still leaves me room for other stuff....not yet thought of.
For me, this is an example of "minimalist" and the perfect addition to my Pro Angler, if you don't own one (BlackPak).......you wouldn't understand.
FWIW- unlike 90% (at least) of the milk crates used on kayaks today.....this crate's not stolen property.