Hi everyone, I just finally joined after years of reading posts here because of this thread!
I purchased a 1988 Cal 28-2 several months ago and have been very, very happy with her. It was smaller than what we were looking for but fit all of our needs (wants) more than any of the others we looked at. Much like Tanley's experience, our boat was much better maintained and cleaner than others in the price range.
Though there is a lack of information available on the late models (built by lear-seigler) and it is nice to finally see a little discussion on the topic.