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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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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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Scott Howard's Cal 2-30

Scot sent me a couple snapshots. One scanned mediocre but the other one scanned just great! So here it is. A scanned copy of a snapshot. This image scan pleases me since the boat was fairly small in the photo and the scan needed to be cropped. The sun shining through the sails really helps this photo. This scan turned out to be one of my better Cal Yacht scans. Too bad Scott's jenny is cut so low, it covers the shape of the cabin. The other photo showed less of the cabintop.

Here are the specs for the Cal 2-30 Photo of Cal 2-30

  • Yacht name = Freedom
  • Sail number = 3081
  • Hull number = 151
  • Rig = sloop
  • Model year = 1969
  • Designer = Jansen (is this right?)
  • LOA = 30' 8"
  • LWL = 25' 0"
  • Beam = 9' 0"
  • Draft = 5' 0"
  • Displacement = 10.300 pounds
  • Ballast = 4500 pounds
  • I = 37'
  • J = 12.33'
  • P = 35'
  • E = 13.5'
  • Engine = inboard
  • Keel = fin
  • Rudder = spade
  • Rig = fractional (7/8 rig)
  • PHRF = 180
Scott sent me a copy of the 1993 PHRF form of the Chesapeke Inc. The 1994 PHRF rating is 180.

The PHRF form gives the designer of this 2-30 as Jansen? I don't quite understand this... Did a fellow by the name of Jansen design this boat or are they confusing this fellow Jansen with Jensen Marine, the builder of Cal Yachts at the time this boat was built. If I were a bettin' man, I'd bet on Bill Lapworth as the designer and Jensen Marine as the builder.

Looks like this Cal is holding it's own, racing down near Hendersonville, Tennessee. She took a first in her class in the first two races of their 1998 March Winds Regatta and a second place in the last race. There were 10 boats in her class, 2 Swiftsure 33s, an Albin Ballad 30, a Nonsuch 26, 3 Beneteaus, a 28, 34.5 and a 35.5, a C&C 35, Pearson 35, and a Morgan 30. Not bad for a boat that nearly 30 years old.

As I check out the race result sheet closer, I see that in the first race, this little Cal 30 beat everything "boat for boat" except for the two big Beneteaus. Even then, the Beneteau 35.5 only crossed the finish line 37 seconds in front of the little Cal. The 34.5 crossed almost 5 minutes in front of the Cal but the PHRF rating put the Cal in front. But, in the last race, the Albin Ballad 30 used the same PHRF rating to beat the Cal out of first place. A tit for a tat. Like I said before, not bad for a 30 year old boat. Keep up the good work, Scott.

Thanks again to L. Scott Howard CMFC of Hendersonville, TN and his 1969 Cal 2-30 for these photos and impressive race results. We are always glad to hear and view Cal owners that do well with their old Cals. Send me some photos and copies of your Cal's specs and I'll put you on the web. Dan Dalrymple, editor, Old Cal Yacht homepage.

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