Issue Preview: Reviving The Perfect Family Cruiser (GALLERY)

Meet the November/December cover boat, a restored Fisher Trawlers 38 named Salty Dog. Resisting the draws of all that is shiney and new, Dave Abrams found an uncommon English cruiser loaded with potential.
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Salty Dog, our November/December cover boat is a departure from the world of the spiffy new trawler. In the sumer of 2015, Editor-In-Chief Jonathan Cooper joined Dave Abrams and his family of 4 for a cruise in the San Juan Islands.

According to Cooper, Abrams is a serial finder/fixer. Foregoing the ease of a turnkey purchase, Abrams set out to find a practical cruiser with some optional speed. Tougher still, he hoped to find a boat that had fallen out of favor, yet retained its sense of pedigree.

Catch "The Turnaround Of SaltyDog"in the November/December 2015 Issue of PassageMaker Magazine and don't miss the photo gallery after the break. On newsstands and in homes November 3.

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