The tips do not tangle, but the butt end with the reels do get in the way of the steering and paddling.
I agree here for sure. I use 5 rods at a time (2 on each side and one in my hands) or I get them all messed up in the steering handle on my PA14. Maybe a PA12 footer would make the reels a little further back and out of the way? The length of rods I use put the reels right in the way of steering handle.
Now transporting to and from the water the rod holders are awesome. They are out of the way and you don't have to worry about them getting broke. Specially if your throwing 2 kayaks in the back of your truck at once. They are very well protected when in the rod holder.
I dont store my rods long term in the kayak due to the fact they are bent while in the rod holders and that just doesn't seem like it would be good on rods for long term storage. That is just my opinion no rocket surgery science behind that.