Under the cover
in the rain - cozy enough. A bit dilapadated, needs snow batted off if any weight. Lasts about 2-3 seasons before deterioration. Love leaving stuff out and having all the light one needs. A 6' branch came hurling thru in the recent winds, making a jagged rip...blue tape visible, some debris still on stbd deck. Always seeking complete dryness! :-).
I tried to concoct a cover like this when I first got my boat but my engineering was apparently faulty and the frame never lasted more than one year. Tried metal conduit and plastic PVC to no avail. Maybe should have tried wood. Perhaps I could hire you to come make one for me. There is a fairly cheap blue tarp material you could try instead of the translucent plastic. It still lets light through but of course everything turns blue. Dryness is (counter intuitively) a good thing on a boat.
My cover would not survive by the water, ie, subject to strong winds. There's some NW exposure off the port bow due to a T junction of two nearby roads but it can't get a hold, forward section on top of aft.