I'm a 12th generation Yankee. (Estimating. My family showed up in Mass in 1628) I do everything myself. For about $20 I bought a large trailer trash-blue tarp and tailored it to my boat. I took about a four hours. It isn't as sweet as a real cover, but it certainly upgrades the color. I used Velcro in places to create doors and pleats. It wasn't that hard. Certainly no worse than the Peter Chris costume that I made in 1978! Chemical recreation, what a concept.