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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GUIDELINES: FOODS TO AVOID, these foods usually tast great!

MEATS, FISH: Avoid marbled beef, pork, bacon, sausage, and other pork products; fatty fowl (duck, goose); skin and fat of turkey and chicken; processed meats; luncheon meats (salami, bologna); frankfurters and fast-food hamburgers (they're loaded with fat); organ meats (kidneys, liver); canned fish packed in oil.

EGGS: Limit egg yolks to two per week.

FRUITS: Avoid coconuts (rich in saturated fats).

VEGETABLES: Avoid avocados. Starchy vegetables (potatoes, corn, lima beans, dried peas, beans) may be used only if substitutes for a serving of bread or cereal. (Baked potato skin, however, is desirable for its fiber content.)

BEANS: Avoid commercial baked beans with sugar and/or pork added.

NUTS: Avoid nuts. Limit peanuts and walnuts to one tablespoonful per day.

BREADS, GRAINS: Avoid any baked goods with shortening and/or sugar. Commercial mixes with dried egg and whole milk. Avoid sweet rolls, doughnuts, breakfast pastries (Danish), and sweetenecl packaged cereals (the added sugar converts readily to triglycerides).

MILK PRODUCTS: Avoid whole milk and whole-milk packaged goods; cream; ice cream; whole-milk puddings, yogurt, or cheeses; nondairy cream substitutes.

FATS, OILS: Avoid butter, lard, animal fats, bacon drippings, gravies, cream sauces, as well as palm and coconut oils. All these are high in saturated fats. Examine labels on "cholesterol-f'ree" products for "hydrogenated fats." (These are oils that have been hardened into solids and in the process have become saturated.)

DESSERTS, SNACKS: Avoid fried snack foods like potato chips; chocolate; candies in general; jams, ,jellies, syrups, whole-milk puddings, ice cream and milk sherbets; hydrogenated peanut butter.

BEVERAGES: Avoid sugared fruit juices and soft drinks; cocoa made with whole milk and/or sugar. When using alcohol (1 oz liquor, 5 oz beer, or 2 1/2 oz dry table wine per serving), one serving must be substituted for one bread or cereal serving (limit, two servings of alcohol per day).


1. Remember that even nonlimited foods should be used in moderation.

2. While on a cholesterol-lowering diet, be sure to avoid animal fats and marbled meats.

3. While on a triglyceride-lowering diet, be sure to avoid sweets and to control the amount of carbohydrates you eat (starchy foods such as flour, bread, potatoes).

4. Buy a good low-fat cookbook, such as the one published hy the American Heart Association.

5. Consult your physician if you have any questions.

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