I have a pair of the G2 planers on my 17' Lowe. At first, I was running them off my riggers because I was trying to avoid having to clutter up the deck with a mast. Worked ok, but the boards were a little too far astern for my liking. Someone here suggested that I just hand line them in and out - tried it and worked like a charm. I tied a loop in the line at the distance I like, then hook on to my bimini frame or a cleat. Simple and easy setup, they go in and out quicker, and free up space at the same time.
Did you get your boat in, wasn't in Sunday when I rode by ??
So far I'm alone Saturday, if your boat isn't in and you want to hop on The Barge I'd enjoy fishing with you.