A neighbor of mine has an 86. What sets his apart is that he removed all the rainbow graphics and replaced it with the stars and stripes. If you didn't look close ( at the sides and the slot in the hull) you would swear it wasan 84 or 85. It looks fabulous.
The 86's are probably the most unique year of any skier/prostar made. When they came out I wasn't a huge fan of the rainbow decals. I quickly realized ( after purchasing the newer 87 model) what a great boat the 86 was (is!). I loved my 87 but , missed the convienance of leaning over the gunnel to pick a ski out of the water (like the stars and stripes).