Thanks very much....you're obviously the expert on the Cal 28-2. It's funny though how some owners of these boats obsess about keeping their boats maintained with pride of ownership while others merely sail the boat into the ground & let everything go until something falls off........then they'll do something to fix it. The Cal 28-2 I recently viewed is unfortunately in the latter catagory, except the owner never bothered to fix it.
Nevertheless, I believe it is probably the finest designed, detailed & crafted of any in it's vintage & size class & has better sailing characteristics than anything in it's size except perhaps a race boat.....lot's of sail area, not so much weight & a cabin interior that's as finely built-out & laid-out as any seen on a 28 footer.
I'll continue the search & thanks again for your very kind support.