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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.
My humble opinion on several older sailboats that were popular on the
Great Lakes during the '70s
Interesting information on burning firewood as a home heating aid.
We've backed up our home's heating furnace with a firewood woodstove for
over 40 years.
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 ballistic tables from my son and my experiences with Ohio
muzzle loading deer hunting.
This web page contains a complete Dalrymple family line from Andrew
Dalrymple, born in Scotland about 1682, all the way down to my grandson,
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click link at right for . . . Dan Dalrymple's Family
- 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
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
Dan Dalrymple, Wooster, Ohio
This page last updated on
February 04, 2015.