I always thought the storage areas on my 93 were useless for modern skis. My father in law's 98 has a much wider one, which will accomodate skis, but the skis tend to wear on it.
My Nautique has just the top portion and it works well. There is some netting on the port side (not pictured), but you can see how wide open it is on the starboard side. It gives the feeling of a lot more space (because there is more floor space).
Previous: 1993 Prostar 205
Red 1998 Ski Nautique, PCM GT40, 310 hp, , Acme 4 blade, Perfect Pass SG/Zbox.
Be kind. Have fun.