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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click link at right for . . .  Dan Dalrymple's Family Tree.

  • Year: Early 1700s. Place: Northern New Jersey. According to the oral tradition of the Morris County, New Jersey Dalrymple descendants, which has been passed from one generation to the next. gif of Knight Andrew Dalrymple the progenitor of this family, together with two brothers, came from "Dunamoy" in Scotland. Andrew settled in Morris County where he purchased 1000 acres in Center Grove, extending to Walnut Grove (now Mt. Freedom). Above text is from Althea F. Courtot's "Some Descendants of Andrew Dalrymple from Morris County, New Jersey." We, the descendants of Andrew, are still searching for his origin.

  • Since there seems to be no town called Dunamoy in Scotland we are thinking that it was possibly Donoughmore, North Ireland although two different Dalrymple histories are now pointing to Glasgow, Scotland. My cousin, Janice, has visited Scotland several times searching for this answer. Fact is . . . we still don't know the true origin of Andrew and his two brothers. Dan Dalrymple.

click link at right for . . . Firewood facts, my 50+ years burning firewood.

  • Buy firewood or cut your own? Woodstove or fireplace? Many of these questions answered here.
  • I've supplemented my home heating system by burning firewood for over 50 years. I enjoy a good wood stove. I also enjoy cutting firewood. I own a small woods that needs constant cleaning, so don't need to ask someone for permission to cut on their property. I cut about half of the firewood that I burn, I buy the other half.

click link at right for . . .   Sailing old Cal Yachts homepage.

  • These pages are dedicated to Bill Lapworth, one of the greatest yacht designers in the world. Jack Jensen started Cal Yachts and Jensen Marine in 1959, Bill Lapworth was his designer.  Many of the first Cal yachts were called "backyard boats" since they were originally molded and built in an open boatyard. Rain and moisture didn't seem to be much of a problem at their Southern California location.

  • the Cal 2-27,   Line drawings and information on the boat that captured my heart. . .

  • Read more about the Cal 40, the first fin keel, spade rudder production sailboat ever produced in quanity. Hundreds were sold. This was one of the biggest sailboat design changes since the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria... Jensen and Lapworth brought "big boat" sailing to the masses. The Cal 40, designed by Lapworth in 1963, revolutionized offshore sailing.
  • The Cal 40 was super fast, comfortable, and "Oh My!, The rudder isn't attached securely to the keel! Wow, it isn't attached to ANYTHING!" 
  • There doesn't seem to be much on the web about Cal Yachts.  I like 'em.  If you own a Cal, or are interested in Cal Yachts, you can spend lots of time here... Dan Dalrymple

click link at right for . . . How our ancestors cured their ills.

  • Dan's Herbal ole fashioned remedy page. Many of the herbs that the native indians and our ancestors used to treat their aches and ills. Tips on many herbs and cures, including dandelion, burdock, tea tree oil, yarrow, yeast, how to ease the pain of burns, and even what to apply to repel mosquitos. Information only, we do not promote or sell herbs here.

click link at right for. . . How our ancestors hunted. .

  • Dan's muzzle loading ballistics page. How much black powder did grandpa use to bag that turkey?  Who cares? Somebody might...
  • Canning venison . . . We don't freeze our venison. Ours is canned in quart, wide mouth jars, it's easy. Venison is delicious this way and doesn't require valuable freezer space. Click here for our recipe with photos.

click link at right for . . . Dan's sailboat show .

  • Pros, cons, specs, line drawings and my humble opinions of several popular sailboats here on Lake Erie, including Pearson 26 and 30, Catalina27, Catalina 30, Cal 2-27 (27 feet), Irwin Citation 34, mild steel Roberts 34, Carl Alberg's designs, Crealock 34, Crealock 37 and Tartan 37. These boats are all popular vessels here on Lake Erie.

Sorry, the photo at right is not a Tartan 4100 or a Crealock 44. It's a photo of my new boat, almost ready for a world cruise... the path, of course, leads to the outdoor head. All she needs is a coat of paint. As you can see, I've already started to set sail. I'll be ready when the tide comes in...

 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 February 04, 2015.