I am going to recarpet it myself. By prep work I mean I will take off a part the stuff that gets in the way to do it. Seats, trolling motor, graphs, metal bars, Skeeter decals, lids get it the way when they hit up on fiberglass.
I did a part of it and I am not patient enough to do it. I am going to recarpet the lids and the boat with 24oz bass boat carpet. I honestly don't trust anyone to do that part. Not sure I trust anyone to do the wetsanding.