I had a beautiful 83 S&S as our “cabin” boat for a few years. I loved the looks of it but the ergonomics and performance got tiresome. Sold it for more than I paid for it. Everything in the interior is about 7/8th size of a more modern boat. The steering wheel is between your knees, you’re looking totally over the windshield, the spotter’s entire head is above the windshield, the spotter seat back is about 12" tall, etc. The boat is TINY.
The tracking is akin to driving a bar of soap with a prop on it and the chine spray is hilariously bad.
For the era, the wake is good, no doubt about that, but at the end of the day the novelty wore off pretty quickly and it’s just an old boat with ergonomics for an UmpaLoompa.
Bruce if that was a rainbow graphic boat it was an 86. The 86 had a hull modification (a big dish out of the hull above the prop) that made for a particularly good wake, that makes the 86 more desireable. 87-90 would be the same hull but with the Star-Wars-Style fighter jet windshield.