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Tinker Servicing Agent
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Don't be put off by the age of a Tinker - if looked after they can last forever!

Tinkers are no longer being manufactured, so a good place to get one is here!


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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
& outboard
£375 o.n.o.
King's Sutton, South Northamptonshire.
(ad placed 12/04/2014)
Tinker Star Traveller, sail number 140.  This classic example has had one owner from new.  Replaced mast & sails.  No bulkhead, but stiffening has been achieved by additions to the thwart & baseboards.

New spare daggerboard.  3 sails (mainsail, masthead jib, small jib).  Pair of oars, good as new.

Little used Evinrude 2 engine, good condition for its age.

Price £375 o.n.o.

John Allen
Tel: 01295 811253
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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
£350 o.n.o.
Teignmouth, Devon
(ad placed 10/04/2014)
Tinker Star Traveller, manufactured in 1990, sail number 1949.  Two owners from new.  Good condition for year, and a much enjoyed family boat.

Serviced by Henshaws in '94 and '96, and again by Scott Braye in 2008, with light usage since then as the children have grown up and left home, hence reason for sale.

Fully equipped with 2 foresails and mainsail in good condition, and including carrying bags for the boat and spars/sails.

Price £350 o.n.o.

email  Charlie James
Tel: 01626 872459
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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
& outboard
£450 o.n.o.
Windermere, Cumbria.
(ad placed 06/04/2014)
Date of manufacture not known, but this earlier example was built some time in the very late 1980's.  Sail number is 1739.  Reasonable condition.  All parts, sails, rudder, tiller, centre board etc.  Also trolley and carry bag/wrap.  The latter is well used but serviceable.  I have owned this for eight years and used it regularly without any problems.

The plate on transom states:

    J.M. Henshaw Marine Ltd.
    Built by Sarah Cox.

Also Mercury 2.5 hp engine in good condition.  Will sell separately if required.

Price £450 o.n.o.

email  Mick Hilton
Tel: 01539 488194
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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
£400 o.n.o.
Lostwithiel, Cornwall.
(ad placed 30/03/2014)
I have a Tinker Tramp made in 1991, sail number 2487.  This model was reviewed by "Boats and Equipment".  I have owned her for just over a year and learnt to sail in her off the local beaches.  Great fun.

It seems to have all the basic sailing kit plus the home-made trolley which I used to get it to and from the beach.  The underside is patched, but looks as if it was done professionally some time ago, and the tubes maintain pressure without any problem over long sailing sessions (right around St Austell Bay, Cornwall, last August Bank Holiday).

I have just bought a small yacht which has its own tender, and as I have limited space and no garage, the Tinker has to go.

Price £400 o.n.o.

email  Philip Strachan
Tel: 01208 873686
Mob: 07966 217608
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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
Maidstone, Kent.
(ad placed 02/03/2014)
Tinker Traveller, sail no. 5495, built 1995.  Two owners from new with full documentation and history.  Hull in good condition.

Sails, rigging and spars in excellent condition with three batons, oars and tiller extension.  Collapsible launching trolley, storage bag, repair kit and foot pump.

Price £795

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For Sale
Tinker Super Tramp
£1495 o.n.o.
Egham, Surrey.
(ad placed 23/02/2014)
Tinker Super Tramp, sail no. 6109, year 1996 and in the same family since new.  It is full spec with performance sailing kit - standard jib, a furling masthead jib, mainsail, all ropes and spars, foot pump, tiller extension, oars, full inflatable canopy (for use as a liferaft) trolley and wheels etc.

All in excellent condition - not used much at all over the years, as can be seen.

Price £1495 o.n.o.

email  Sarah Higgins
Tel: 07824 777624
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For Sale
Tinker Funsail
£950 o.n.o.
Torquay, Devon.
(ad placed 18/02/2014)
I have owned this 2006 yellow tubed Funsail, sail no 7634, from new.  The tubes are in good condition and were pressure tested in Oct 2010 by RIB repair.  The Funsail has sadly sat in my garage since then.

The sails, mast, running and standing rigging are lightly used.  If you are looking for a dinghy for fun and practical use this is the one for you!  The Funsail is 3.15m long, 1.5m beam.  Included with the dinghy are aluminum oars, centreboard, standing and running rigging, rudder and tiller.  Contact for more information.

Collection preferred, however delivery up to 50 miles of Torquay, Devon possible!

Price £950 o.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
£500 o.n.o.
Nacton, near Ipswich, Suffolk.
(ad placed 11/02/2014)
Blue sailing Tramp no. 6263, manufactured in 1997.

Owned from new and not sailed a lot but used as a tender.  Some discoloration to the hull and transom.  Complete with repair kit and pump.  Davit lifting points.  Unfortunately no bag for the boat, just for sails and spars.

Price £500 o.n.o.

Buyer to collect or can deliver England mainland 45p per mile (one way).

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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
Arundel, West Sussex.
(ad placed 09/01/2014)
Tinker Tramp, circa 1975, in good condition, complete with sail, oars, Bravo pump.  Owned from new and well maintained.  Mainly used as yacht tender, deck cover included.

Price £300.

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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
(ad placed 24/11/2013)
Tinker Star Traveller 7367 - Ready to Race!

This is a late Tinker and is in truly excellent condition throughout - only having been very lightly used.

It comes with everything including launching wheels, small jib, collar oars and even an inflatable anti capsize float!  The dagger board and rudder are very tidy and there is a new RWO tiller extension.  The following are brand new:
  • Rooster Jib Sheets
  • Rooster Main Sheet
  • Harken Ratcheting Mainsheet Swivel Block and Runner
  • Harken Jibsheet Jam Cleats
  • All rigging including Dynema Cap Shrouds
The boat is ready to go and has been carefully stored but the kids have left home and it is just not being used.

Price £1750.

email   Stuart Munroe
Tel: 01902 380336
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