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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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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This Cal 40 brochure was sent to me by Rob Stiglitz of New York. Ron owns a Cal 40 and has photocopied most of his documentation and sent copies to me. Thanks to you, Rob. Among the copies that Rob sent to me is my first line drawing of a Cal 40, my favorite boat... I just got my new scanner working today so here's the line drawing of the 40. Now that I've got a scanner again, I've also got some Cal 34 information.

My first line drawing of a Cal 40, the boat that revolutionized sailing to the masses. Now, the working man could own a sailing yacht that would cruise well and also kick some real butt on the racing circuit. Narrow, flat bottomed, fin keeled, spade ruddered, butt stomping, go-getter, the Cal 40. Someday I'm gonna own one . . .

  • Specifications
  • LOA = 39 feet 4 inches
  • LWL = 30 feet 4 inches
  • BEAM = 11 feet 0 inches
  • DRAFT = 5 feet 7 inches
  • DISPLACEMENT = 15,500 pounds
  • BALLAST = 6,000 pounds
  • SA = 700 square feet

Ron sent a couple articles along with his packet that were in recent magazines, written about the Cal 40. I'll post a review of these articles, since I can't legally quote them word for word. Here's the exact text from the 1965 Cal 40 brochure from Jensen Marine Corporation, 1781 Placentia Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA (no zip code in 1964). Get this phone number for Cal Yachts (don't try to dial it... ) Midway 6-3081.

CALIFORNIA-40. The beautiful Cal 40 not only reflects her Lapworth/Jensen heritage, she surpasses her predecessors in her long sleek lines and fine interior finish.

Consistant with the high performance of the California series, the Cal 40 entered the national yachting scene and achieved a major triumph by winning first over-all in the 1964 S.O.R.C. in Florida.

Her capacity to perform is immediately apparent to all perceptive yachtsmen. One knows that she's a winner as soon as one sees her move through the water.

Her beautiful lines, her useable deck space, and large well planned cockpit area are a fitting introduction to her spacious and well finished interior. Her galley is functional and large. Highlighting other essential gally features are a one hundred pound capacity ice box and formica work surfaces port and starbord. The large solid mahogany drop leaf table and many well placed drawers complete the main cabin. Editor's Note: There's more, I'm going to put this much on the website and into the index on the calhome page. I'm typing this in myself as the photocopy didn't scan well enough to allow the OCR program to work very well. dd

Old Cal Yachts webpage. A webpage, edited by Dan Dalrymple, and dedicated to one of the greatest Sailboat designers in the world, Bill Lapworth, who designed the Cal 40 in 1963. The Cal 40 remains a great sailboat design to this very day. Someday I'm gonna own one. Dan Dalrymple

Return to the index of my website.This index will guide you to all parts of this website including my Favorite Lake Erie boats. My Cal Yachts Question and Answer (Q&A) pages, muzzle loading balastics, my webpage on herbal cures and more...

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Dan Dalrymple, Wooster, Ohio

This page last updated on May 13, 2013.

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