Originally Posted by Copinsay
Sounds like you have a good M-O-L if she helps with you getting out in the boat... But then again, there could be another agenda?! :o)
I'm regretting ever mentioning it.
The home made version actually worked out quite expensive as I bought water-proof vinyl and foam specifically for marine use. As my mother-in-law was a tailor (now retired), the whole thing was put together professionally. It was sewn inside out using heavy gauge thread. I added stainless steel eyelets to a vinyl strap to secure it to the bow cleat. If I was doing it again I'd use a webbing strap instead.
I'd personally avoid using a plywood base as the bow locker already provides rigidity. Use a decent depth of foam, as anyone up front will no doubt testify to an uncomfortable ride if it gets rough.