Exactly the same... I hate covering her now because it looks HORRIBLE the next time I take it out. the longer it sits in the sun the more it fades but it's still apparent.
I tried a towel once too - to no avail. I have some clear vinyl (like old people couch covers
I am going to custom cut it and fit it over the mooring eyes in the front. Then from the ski pole to the Mooring eyes in the back. Basically make a protective cover from the cover(sad that its needed) and the seats.