The Lilibet Logs
Lilibet is a 42' wooden - ocean racing sloop, built in England in 1937. She crossed the Atlantic in 1989 and found her way to Annapolis, Maryland where Jack Becker rescued her and brought the old yacht to St. Paul, Mn. where he and his wife spent the next two years restoring the boat. Today, Lilibet lives on Lake Minnetonka and is a familiar sight on breezy summer days. "The Lilibet Logs" is a humorous and true documentation of Jack's great adventure in choosing this boat for rescue, the process of restoration and the high adventure of learning to sail.
Published by Sheridan House Publishing, New York 2006.
"If you are faced with a project - any project of any kind - that seems more difficult than you can handle, read Jack Becker's "The Lilibet Logs". He did what most of us in the same position, given the limited resources available, would see as undoable, and his description of how he pulled it off makes and inspiring read."
Peter H. Spectre