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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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The Cal 9.2 (meter) by Ron Holland

After the long run of Cal sailboats that were designed by Bill Lapworth came these "Calmeter Editions". This 9.2 meter yacht was intended to be a high performance series (I'm sure it is). The hull of this 9.2 meter was derived from one of Holland's famous "Half Ton" racing yachts. This design was manufactured for 4 years, from 1981 until 1984. The design was very light in displacement and came with one of two keels, deep and deeper! The reversed transom was triangular in shape, very racy looking...

Line drawing of Cal 9.2 meter.
  • Specs
  • LOA = 29 ft. 11.5 in.
  • LWL = 25 ft. 5 in.
  • BEAM = 10 ft. 4 in.
  • DRAFT = 5 ft. 7 in. / 4 ft. 7 in.
  • DISP = 7000 lbs.
  • SA = Main 162.5 sq. Ft.
  • SA = 100% foretriangle 225.6
  • SA = 388.1 sq. Ft.
  • ENGINE = 11hp diesel
  • GALLEY = 2 burner alcohol
  • HULL = FRP
  • SPARS = painted aluminum
  • FUEL diesel 11 gal.
  • BERTHS = 6
  • Designer = Ron Holland

This line drawing was scanned it from a very small photo. It does give a good idea about the boat's lines.

Editor's note: This is a light boat. I wonder how well the hulls held up? For Example, a Catalina 30 displaces 10,300 pounds and is about the same size as this boat. This 30 footer is over 3000 pounds lighter! The Catalina 30, however, is built like a truck. On the other hand, a San Juan 33 only weighs 6000 pounds. A Tartan 10 (33 ft.) weighs only 6700. I would, however, appreciate coments from owners of this Cal 9.2. Thanks, dd

Photo, Cal 9.2 meter.

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

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