Matt Rutherford sailed the Ault from Florida to Annapolis, Maryland, to refit it for a 6,500 mile voyage in the North Atlantic. Rutherford will be collecting atmospheric and oceanic data for the Ocean Research Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to scientific research and public education.
Cruising World Staff
Updated: May 20, 2013
Matt sails his 42-foot, steel-hulled Colvin Gazelle schooner, Ault, from Florida to Annapolis, Maryland.Courtesy of Matt Rutherford
Matt removes part of the main deck.Courtesy of Matt Rutherford
The galley is revealed after part of the main deck has been removed.Courtesy of Matt Rutherford
Matt cuts off a section of the main deck.Courtesy of Matt Rutherford
The inside of Ault is exposed after the entire main deck has been removed.Courtesy of Matt Rutherford
Matt works with a circular saw.Courtesy of Matt Rutherford
Matt builds a new main deck for Ault.Courtesy of Matt Rutherford
Matt poses in back of the unfinished deck of Ault.Courtesy of Matt Rutherford
Matt sands the deck of Ault.Courtesy of Matt Rutherford
Matt fixes the side of Ault.Courtesy of Matt Rutherford
Ault sits on the hard in Annapolis, Maryland.
Self portrait of Matt Rutherford
Matt sails Ault from Florida to Maryland.Courtesy of Matt Rutherford