My plan was to put two in two for flexibility, and use them for swordfishing. You would typically only use one for that, depending on drift and type. Once in, they become multi-tasking.
I'd like to burn some fuel this year and try a trip for daytime swording.
There is tons of info on technique out on the interwebs now that wasn't there last year or the year before. While there are certainly secrets each crew uses, the basics are laid out for any idiot to follow, and I'm just the idiot to try.
The holders and backing plates are cheap enough anyway. Bent butt outfits with 80's will be a little more dear. Hopefully I can borrow some to see if this works.
I was thinking one in each corner. The way the boat drifts, you couldn't use both that way during a drift though. It would be fine for one or the other or while trolling though.
I was thinking of a rod holder in the deck next to the helm, but that would let a lot of water in. I'd have to cap it and put a drain tube to the bilge. I do have one on the rail,, but I need to tighten it. It won't hold as installed.