Dan Dalrymple's website

Fun, light and G-rated pages from Dan's family tree, sailing the Great lakes in old Cal Yachts, burning Ohio firewood, herbal cures, my humble opinions on several '70s Great Lakes sailboats, and muzzle loading ballistic charts .

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Our home page.

Cal Yachts
One of my favorite sailboats. I've owned a Cal 2-27 for over 20 years. I've owned larger, newer boats but the cal 27 remains my favorite sailboats for the Great Lakes especially Lake Erie.

fun sailboats
My humble opinion on several older sailboats that were popular on the Great Lakes during the '70s

Firewood facts
Interesting information on burning firewood as a home heating aid.

Our wood stove
We've backed up our home's heating furnace with a firewood woodstove for over 40 years.

Herbal cures
Our ancestors used many different items to cure their ills. Hundreds of these items, or herbs, as people called them were developed into the medicines that we use today. Note: For information only. We do not sell or promote herbs here.

Muzzle Loading
Muzzle loading ballistic tables from my son and my experiences with Ohio muzzle loading deer hunting.

my Family History
This web page contains a complete Dalrymple family line from Andrew Dalrymple, born in Scotland about 1682, all the way down to my grandson, Brian.

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Dry firewood weights per cubic foot.

Weighing a single cubic foot of dry firewood is a good way to determine the heat value in BTUs of the species as a firewood.

The heavier the dry wood, the better it usually is as firewood. As you can see by the chart below, Osage Orange or Shagbark Hickory will provide almost three times the BTUs as Atlantic Cedar.

Lbs per Cu. Ft.

at 15% moisture

Lbs per Cu. Ft.
(from 1st column)
at 15% moisture
(from 1st column)
59.0 Honduras Rosewood    31.2 Cherry
59.0 Osage Orange (Hedge)    29.0 Cedar, Eastern Red
55.0 Hickory, Shagbark    28.0 Sassafras
48.2 Locust, Black    27.0 Cedar, Alaskan Yellow
46.0 Beech   26.2 Popular
40.0 Teak    26.2 Pine, Yellow
39.3 Maple, Sugar    23.7 Butternut
39.3 Oak, White    23.1 Basswood
38.7 Birch    23.1 Pine, White
37.4 Ash    23.0 Spruce, Sitka
36.0 Mahogany    19.0 Cedar, Atlantic White
34.3 Walnut, Black       


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Links to more of our own pages

  • Click here to go to our MAIN Index page. From here you will have access to all of our web pages. We have a page on our favorite sailboats of Lake Erie, our old Cal Yachts homepage, muzzle loading ballastics, my links to everything page and even a page about firewood.

  • How our ancestors cured their ills.Dan's Herbal ole fashioned remedy page. I tried to include many of the herbs that our ancestors used to treat their aches and ills. There are tips on dandelion, burdock and even what leaf to apply when the mosquitos roll in.

  • How our ancestors hunted.. Dan's Muzzle Loading Ballistics page. How much powder did grampa use to bag that Thanksgiving turkey? Who cares? Sombody might... It's all right here.

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 You also might enjoy looking at our Apple Creek United Methodist Church website at  http:www.applecreekumc.com

Dan Dalrymple, Wooster, Ohio
This page last updated on May 13, 2013.