I had a Tanzer 8.5 which is the same hull as the 28 with a little different deck and interior. Tanzer built a very solid product with few vices. I found my boat to be a reasonable performer with good stability and predictable handling. If you go to www.tanzer22.com you can get a wealth of information on Tanzers. There are links to Tanzer 28 owners sites with lots of good info.