I have a 1994 Ski-Doo Safari Deluxe that is in need of a new cover. The old one has been hit by moths, sun, voles, and wind, to the point it resembles some of my old blue jeans.
Very few of the catalogues or on-line sites have this machine listed still.
The machine measures approximately 100" (+/-) from the tip of the nose on the cowling, to the bar that retains the sled hitch at the rear, and has a two-up seat. It has a wider-than-some ski stance, and a fairly broad cowling, as well. I can measure both the ski stance and the cowling's width if necessary.
I prefer a HEAVY-DUTY trailerable cover made from 10 oz. (or heavier) weather/sun resistant/proof cotton canvas material. That's what I've had in the past, but Dowco has discontinued the covers I once used. A soft-stitched-in panel, inside the cover, near the windshield, is an added plus to keep the lexan unscratched, though I know I'm asking a lot there, and can also add that feature later on myself.
I typically modify the covers I've procured to incorporate heavily anchored (stitched) straps on the front, below the nose of the cowling, to either side of the cowling, that have quick-clip buckles securing the heavy canvas straps either to the A-arms or to the shocks, depending on the sled in question. That's a modification I've had great success with, but, obviously, will occur only after I've found my cover.
As far as a 'belly band' and hooks go, I prefer at least two hooks down each side to secure to the under-carriage, but like three hooks on each side sometimes, too. A belly-band strap is excellent for keeping the thing from billowing ion the wind either at highway speeds, or in a wind storm, though I'm indifferent as to whether it's attached physically/permanently to the cover, or independently, as my Dowco Black Knight cover was.
Fuel tank access isn't a big deal, though I won't turn down a cover for having it. My Parts Unlimited cover for my Tundra-R is ideal; heavier canvas than the original Ski-Doo stock cover, and it has an access port for fuel, but they don't offer such a cover for my Safari. I wish they did.
I've looked at the newer light-weight covers, and am inclined, if possible, to seek out an 'old-school' cotton canvas cover of good construction.
If anyone knows of such a beast, please let me know.