I purchased a Fairclough cover last year and Fairclough installed it the first time. Because of the cost of having them put it up and take it down I opted to do it myself with the help of a friend. I'll be putting it back on next week. As you know having had one, the frame is a piece of cake to put up. But the cover on a 49 foot boat is unbelievably heavy even in two parts and I'm not getting any younger. I think next year I'll pay Fairclough.
I do have a different take on the cover. I believe that it really takes care of the investment in the boat. When I go to sell the boat, the buyers will appreciate that investment and that I cared for the boat properly. Plus they get a really nice cover with the boat. I have no illusions about getting my 6,500.00 back when I sell but I believe that the cover is a definite a check in the plus column when a buyer compares it to another prospective boat.
2007 Hunter 49