Re: 28 footer recommendations (Pearson 28-2 equivalents?)
The Pearson 28-2 is a great boat. I owned one for six years and singlehanded it a lot. A boatyard worker (a fiberglass guy) who was doing some work for me commented that it was one of the better built boats he's worked on, in terms of the quality and finish of the fiberglass even in areas that are not normally accessible.
It also handles quite nicely under sail and power.