Copyright and Disclaimer Notices
© Michael McGoldrick, 2001-2002. The "Used Sailboat Market in Central Canada" website, and all its subsidiary pages, are copyright by Michael McGoldrick, 2001. All rights reserved. Note that individuals are welcome to download and reproduce material from this site for their personal use (non-commercial use, non-public use). As a general rule, people will be given permission to use a limited amount of material from this web site in a personal web page, but they should not do so without making the necessary request with Michael McGoldrick.
DISCLAIMER: While the information provided in the "Used Sailboat Market in Central Canada" web site, and all its subsidiary pages, is believed to be correct and up to date (as of March 2001), this site, and all its subsidiary pages, are not explicitly or implicitly warranted or represented to be free of errors, omissions, or inaccuracies, nor is the information at this site and all its subsidiary pages explicitly or implicitly warranted or represented to be suitable or fit for any purpose, including for use in relation to the sale or purchase of any sailboat. In other words, like most everything else on the web, use this site, and the information provided on this site "as is", and entirely at your own risk.
Also, participation in, and use of the discussion forum and classified ads service associated with this web site, is entirely at your own risk. For more information about the conditions of use for these services on Sailquest.com, see: the Forums Information Page
Note that "Used Sailboat Market in Central Canada" web site and its links are intended as a service to potential sailboat buyers, and it disclaims any responsibility for loses or loss of business resulting from any errors and omissions from this web site and its subsidiary pages, as well as disclaims any responsibility for loses or loss of business resulting from inaccuracies or other information provided in this site web site and all its subsidiary pages.
Also note that "Used Sailboat Market in Central Canada" website does not screen or endorse any services, businesses, products, or any items listed for sale. Ads, notices, and other postings in the "Free Ads" and "Bulletin Board" section of "Used Sailboat Market in Central Canada" website are not screened or endorsed by the author of this web site, and they are the sole responsibility of the person making the posting. Moreover, since the "Bulletin Board" area makes use of a free service, it carries a banner advertisement. This banner ad is outside of the control of the author of this web site.
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About this Web Site.
This web site is primarily aimed at people who are new to the used sailboat market in central Canada, although the overview of the various models may be of interest to the seasoned buyer. In many ways, this site attempts to be an online version of the "Sailboat Sourcebook" which was published annually in Canada during the early and mid 1980s.
This web site is maintained on a "hobby basis" by Michael McGoldrick, and it has been around in one form or another since 1996. It first appeared as part of the "Ottawa River Sailing Page", and later, as a stand alone page. It underwent a major revision in the spring of 2001 and took on the name of the "Used Sailboat Market in Central Canada".
There are no fees or official process to become listed (with links) as a source on the "Used Sailboat Market in Central Canada". The webmaster simply attempts to list legitimate web sites (by brokers, clubs, online services, publications, etc.) which are likely to be around for a while and which offer a reasonable selection of used sailboats in central Canada. This list is maintained at discretion of the author of this web site for the benefit of would be sailboat buyers.
It should be noted that the "Used Sailboat Market in Central Canada" website is not affiliated with or supported by any broker, company, or business involved with the selling or buying of used sailboats. No money is being spent promoting this website. If you believe that it is a worthwhile site that could be of interest to would-be sailboat buyers in central Canada, you are kindly requested to send a message to the webmaster of the website of your club or sailing organization asking if they would consider adding a link to the main page of the "Used Sailboat Market in Central Canada". Thank you in advance for any help you are able to provide in this regard.
Comments about this web site can be sent to Michael McGoldrick at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Note that due to time constraints, I am not in a position to give lengthy replies to individual requests for information or advice.
Who is Michael McGoldrick?
Michael McGoldrick lives in Ottawa and has been sailing for well over 20 years. His articles have appeared in Canadian Yachting, Sailing Canada, Québec Yachting & Voile, and GAM. He was a regular contributor to Sailing Canada and contributing editor to Québec Yachting & Voile in the 1980s. He wrote a three part series about the used sailboat market which appeared in Sailing Canada in 1987. (Note that Sailing Canada folded in 1993.)
Over the years Michael McGoldrick and his family have sailed out of home ports on Lake Champlain, Lake Ontario, and the Ottawa River. They are currently on their eighth sailboat. (This progression of boats was not always the result of "two footitis" - depending on where they were sailing, they have stepped down to smaller designs.) Michael McGoldrick and his family are members of the Nepean Sailing Club. They recently sold their 29 foot cruising sailboat, and currently race a Shark on the Ottawa River.