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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 Traveller
£500 o.n.o.
Chippenham, Wiltshire.
(ad placed 11/02/2017)
Tinker Traveller, manufactured 1985.  Built by Steve Lovell.  No repairs.

Complete with, oars, original pump plus spare pump, daggerboard, rudder, mast, boom, sails, rigging.  Includes spare valves and inserts.  Plus has plywood box for stern seat that holds repair kit, transom mounting wheels etc.

Inner safety tubes no longer hold air but outer hulls are fine.  Slight water leak (centre board case?).  Has been in use as rowing tender for 30 years with occasional sailing.  Has fittings for liferaft canopy and CO2 inflation but other parts never purchased.

Last used September 2016 in Lake District where this photo was taken.

Very sad to part with this most excellent dinghy but it is now too heavy for us and so has been replaced with 3D dinghy.

Price £500 o.n.o.  Delivery not included.

email  John Moncrieff
Tel: 01249 651644
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For Sale
Tinker Super Tramp
plus two outboards
Lynton, North Devon.
(ad placed 05/02/2017)
Yellow Tinker Super Tramp TR5133 Tinker, year of manufacture 1993.

The owner of this Tinker has passed away, but had many happy years sailing it on lakes in France, he loved it to bits and looked after it very well.

It has a folding trolley, 2 outboard motors (one is electric plus battery and the other is petrol).

This Super Tramp comes with 2 sails in a sail bag - these are a main sail and the masthead jib.  It comes complete with all parts to set up for sailing, in 2 bags, one for sailing gear and one for the folder boat hull.  Also comes with the Owner"s Handbook showing how to set it up.

Please call Heather, on 01598 752589, for advice or to view the Tinker.

Price £800.

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Tel: 01598 752589
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For Sale
Tinker Funsail
South Derbyshire
(ad placed 05/02/2017)
Excellent Tinker Funsail for sale, year of manufacture 2003, sail number 7435.  Kids have grown up so this lightly used and in excellent condition Tinker is seeking new owners.

Original rigging, mast and boom, fully battened main sail, foresail, sheets, daggerboard, rudder, rowlocks, oars, foot pump and valises.

Photos should speak for themselves, but this semi rigid inflatable with 4 air chambers and wooden seat and thwart is in genuinely excellent condition.

Price £1100.

Buyer to collect from South Derbyshire

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For Sale
Mast, boom, etc from a Tinker Foldaway RIB
Dinorwic Marina, North Wales.
(ad placed 23/01/2017)
Mast, boom, tiller, daggerboard from a Tinker Foldaway RIB.  In good condition.

Comes with:
  • Four part mast
  • Two part boom
  • Daggerboard
  • Rudder with tiller & tiller extension
  • Sailing kit holdall
  • Rigging

Price £100.

If you are looking for a mast for another model of Tinker, please note that the mast and booms are pretty much the same length across the Tinker range as they share the same size mainsail.


For Sale
Tinker Traveller
Unused 2015 outboard
East Grinstead, East Sussex, just off the M23.
(ad placed 22/01/2017)
Tinker Traveller, sail number 7624, approximate year of manufacture 2004 - 2006.   Comes with furling jib and spare sail, collapsible launching trolley, assembly sheet, oars, daggerboard, rudder, mast and boom, sails, pump and rigging.  Includes spare valves and caps.

No patches or repairs.  Clean, sound, solid example of this iconic craft.

See Tinker site for full spec.

Also for sale, new, unused 4HP, 4 stroke Tohatsu outboard motor, short shaft, with external tank, 2015, guaranteed for three years, with all the paperwork.

Tinker Traveller price £1075.

Outboard price £550.

Collection only.

email  Marion Floyd
Tel: 07704 706373
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For Sale
Tinker Foldaway RIB
Unused 2015 outboard
East Grinstead, East Sussex, just off the M23.
(ad placed 22/01/2017)
Tinker Foldaway for sale, year of manufacture 2003 (confirmed by Henshaws), sail number 7416, no repairs or patches.

Includes all original equipment, pump, oars, repair kit, rigging, mast, mainsail, jib, rudder, centreboard, in original bags as shown.

A solid, clean, complete example of this classic Tinker, with fibreglass hull.

Also for sale, new, unused 4HP, 4 stroke Tohatsu outboard motor, short shaft, with external tank, 2015, guaranteed for three years, with all the paperwork.

Tinker Foldaway RIB price £995.

Outboard price £550.

Collection only.

email  Marion Floyd
Tel: 07704 706373
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For Sale
Tinker Foldaway RIB
Liferaft Version
North Wales
(ad placed 05/01/2017)
Tinker Foldaway RIB in yellow. In good condition, no patches on hull.

The owner has sadly died and his daughters asked us as brokers to help them sell his boat complete with tender.  We then discovered the "tender" is a Foldaway RIB that the owner bought from Henshaws in 2002 and we advised them to sell it separately.  After much searching of shed, garage and lock up the girls have found most of the package so they are selling it complete with the following:
  • Tinker Foldaway RIB (2002) in yellow
  • Four part mast
  • Two part boom
  • Jointed oars
  • Daggerboard
  • Rudder with tiller & tiller extension
  • 12 volt pump (not tested)
  • Manual pump, working
  • Yellow cover with inflatable ridge (needs a patch)
  • Oxygen cylinders (corroded)
  • Deck cradle and harness
  • Cover for RIB when folded
  • Sailing kit holdalls (take mast, oars, rudder etc)
  • Rigging

Unfortunately they have failed to locate the sails, and if required these are still made to order by Sanders Sails.

Price £800.

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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
Woodbridge, Suffolk.
(ad placed 17/11/2016)
Manufactured in 2009, sail no. 7707.

This Tinker is one of the last to be made and the inflatables tubes are in very good condition with no patches.

I am the second owner and only bought her this year, but have sadly decided Tinker sailing is not for me!  The last owner mainly used her as a tender and the rig and sails are hardly used.

I had covers made for the mast sections, rudder/tiller and centreboard, including a cover for the sail when it is wound round the boom.  I also bought new sheets for the main and jib in a better quality than the originals, so there are two sets of these now.  Total cost £250.

We used her as a tender for this last season and she is just wonderful when towed in really rough weather.  She also sails really well with the small jib rig.

The asking price is very good value as I am bearing in mind that the bottom boards have this season's wear and some work is required on the main thwart, where some water has got in.  The last owner painted the bottom before I bought her and some paint transferred onto the hull, on the inside and also on the inside of the boat cover.

Price £850.

email  Liz Witney
Tel: 01394 380366
Mob: 07792 380826
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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
Best offer over £100
Haslemere, Surrey.
(ad placed 13/11/2016)
Tinker Tramp sailing dinghy complete with pump, oars, rowlocks, tiller, dagger board, mast and sail (number 140).  Hull sound with no repairs.  Valves and white strips need replacing.

Buyer collects.

Price - best offer over £100.

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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
Sailing Kit
(ad placed 01/11/2016)
Tinker Tramp in very good condition.

I also have a sailing kit if required.

Price - Tinker Tramp £575, sailing kit £200.

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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
£975 o.n.o.
Clitheroe, Lancashire
(ad placed 08/10/2016)
Tinker Star Traveller, sail number 5634, year of manufacture 1995 (some original documentation to prove).  I bought it off the original owner.

Red hull, mainsail and furling genoa both with clear vision panel and small jib.

Pump, wooden oars, mast, boom with kicking strap, dagger board, rudder and tiller with extension, all sheets and halliards, repair kit, sail battens all in very good condition.

Included is folding launching trolley only ever used in fresh water.

Hull in good condition overall.

Slight downsides are a small stain on the genoa, a tiny amount of water ingress around the dagger board case and one tube deflates slightly overnight, hence reasonable price.  These issues do not affect the sailing capabilities at all though.

Reason for sale - my children have all left home now so I am selling and getting something smaller that I can manage entirely on my own.  It has proved to be the perfect family boat that we have taken to the Lakes in the car and motor home many times over the years!

Price £975 o.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Traveller and Outboard
Costa Rica
(ad placed 14/09/2016)
Tinker Traveller, year of manufacture 1984.  It was in very good condition in 2013 and worked very well for me.  It loses air slowly, the wood is in good condition but could do with being painted.  The is no mast or boom, but the sails and all the wooden parts (rudder and daggerboard) are OK.  The outboard and tank probably need servicing following some saltwater exposure.

My preference is to sell as a whole, but will consider selling it by part.

Buyer to arrange delivery.

Price £300.

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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
£1000 o.v.n.o.
(ad updated 12/09/2016)
Tinker Sailing Tramp, sail number 7631, manufactured in 2007.  Only one owner, the boat is as new.

It comes with a 4 piece mast, jointed oars, boat bag and sailing kit holdall, and pressure gauge.

Price £1000 o.v.n.o.

Buyer to collect.

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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
(ad updated 01/09/2016)
Star Traveller, sail number 7142.  Little used, good order and well looked after.  No patches.

Complete with reefing main sail, self furling large jib and small jib.  Also oars, pump, launch trolley.

Ready to sail.

Reason for sale - grandson sailed it as a 10 year old onwards, but now gone AWOL!!

Can be viewed in Yorkshire or, by arrangement, at a Tinker sailing meeting.

Price £1450.

email  Elaine Ellwood
Tel: 01757 270352
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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
£1750 o.n.o.
Kidderminster, Worcestershire.
(ad updated 11/08/2016)
Tinker Star Traveller, sail number 6384.  Bought new from Henshaws in 1998.

This Tinker has hardly been used due to my far too busy working life.  It is therefore truly in mint condition.  It has been stored in a dry environment and has no patches, marks or scratches at all.  It has all original components including an unused self furling jib and oars.  The only sign of use is on the original outer storage cover, which has some dirty marks and the trolley, which has a slight paint peel.

Price £1750 o.n.o.

email  Terry Stack
Tel: 07854 640347
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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
£675 o.n.o.
(ad placed 05/08/2016)
Tinker Traveller number 5799 manufactured in 1995.  The boat has had very little use and has been dry stored.

Equipment includes safety inner tubes, 6' rigid oars, rowlocks, daggerboard case and seat, mast step, pump and boat bag.

Liferaft survival pack including inflatable canopy (unused) and CO2 inflation system.  Owners manual & liferaft instructions.

No sailing gear.

"Tinkerbell" is not being used and she is ready to go to a good home!

Price £675 o.n.o.

email  Rod Barlass
Tel: 01253 733370
Mob: 07803 241259
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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
£1300 o.n.o.
(ad placed 02/07/2016)
This Tinker Traveller was purchased several years ago with the intention of sailing but we have never got round to doing it.  We believe that it has never been sailed and only ever used as a tender.

It has the inflatable life raft canopy along with a sea anchor, oars and all of the equipment shown in the photos.  It blows rigid and retains shape without leaking.

  • Overall length: 12' (3.66m)
  • Beam: 4'9" (1.45m)
  • Draft with daggerboard down: 2'10" (0.86m)
  • Mast height: 14'8" (4.47m)
  • Sail area: 50 sq ft (4.65 sq m)
  • Folded: 45" x 24" x 13" (114cm x 61cm x 33cm)
  • Hull weight: 70lb (32kg)
  • Rig: aluminium spars in sections of maximum 6' (1.83m)
  • Capacity: Up to 6 adults or 1250lb (565kg)

Price £1300 o.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
€1200 or £1000
Waterford, Republic of Ireland.
(ad placed 04/06/2016)
Inflatable boat.  Can be rigged for sailing, rowing, or motoring, and when deflated, fold up small enough to fit the boot of a medium sized car.  The mast breaks down into sections, none longer than 1.8m and fits comfortably onto a roof rack or into an estate car.

Can be sailed single handed or with crew.  They can take an outboard of up to 5hp.

Comes complete with oars, daggerboard, mast, and sails.  Fitted with full survival equipment including inflatable canopy and CO2 bottles.

Transport can be arranged.

Price €1200 or £1000.

email  Donal Brazil
Tel: +353-51-875636
Mob: +353-87-2886410
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For Sale
Tinker Traveller hull & oars
£475 o.n.o.
(ad placed 21/05/2016)
Tinker Star hull and oars, built circa 1995.  Good condition with one patch.  Original pump, carry bag and oars.

Stored in garage.

Price £475 o.n.o.

email  Huw Williams
Tel: 01392 445622
Mob: 07887 55762
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For Sale
Tinker Funsail
£850 o.n.o.
Thorpe Bay, near Southend, Essex.
(ad updated 10/01/2016)
Purchased secondhand some 8 years ago, going by other sail numbers on the website it was most likely built in 2000.  I have used it as a tender only sailing it a couple of times.

Built by Andrew Butt, the sail no. is 6942.  It has a 4 piece mast 2 sails, kicking strap, rudder, dagger board etc.  Also comes with a launching trolley and the life raft conversion cover.  12 volt pump.

Overall condition is good with no leaks.  The dinghy will stay inflated without needing topping up for some time.  There are 3 patches on the hull, one covers a very small puncture the other 2 cover minor scratches and are there as a precaution.

Price £850 o.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Foldaway RIB
(ad placed 18/10/2015)
Tinker Foldaway RIB for sale, year of manufacture 2001 (hard to find).

I have had this boat for the last five years and taught myself and my son to sail with it.

We have had some great fun on holiday in France camping out next to lakes etc.  It is time to move onto something bigger.

I brought her from a couple that had sailed the world and took the Tinker along as a tender/fun boat, she has had a few knocks on the fibre glass bottom which have been repaired.  Not pretty, but very robust.  Holds air very well with only the left hand side requiring a pump or two in the morning.

I will include in the sale a 2hp outboard that we have used to motor over to a lakeside restaurant or two!

I am based in Yorkshire, may be able to deliver within reason.

Price £600.

email  Simon Watson
Mob: 07717 895005
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For Sale
Tinker Funsail
£1450 o.v.n.o.
Rugby, Warwickshire.
(ad update 01/08/2015)
Tinker Funsail, sail number 6362, year of manufacture 1998.  Hardly used.  Excellent condition with improvements.  Will take 5hp outboard.

Price £1450 o.v.n.o.  Buyer collects from Rugby.

email  Bill Dyer
Tel: 07957 077255
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Jib for a Tinker
(ad placed 16/05/2015)
Has anyone got a spare Tinker jib?  My Tinker has a mainsail only and I would like to add a jib.

For Sale
Tinker Tramp
(ad placed 03/05/2015)
Later model Tinker Tramp, yellow.
  • 3 piece mast
  • Main and jib
  • Two piece oars
  • Updated blocks and lines not tinker standard
  • Custom made bag for mast and boom and oars
  • Custom made bag for rudder and centreboard
  • And large strong bag for dinghy
  • Has life raft canopy and drogue
Tinker used as yacht tender and for sailing when reach idyllic harbours.

Reason for sale is that I'm buying another boat but the cockpit locker is too small for the Tinker.

Price £1750.

email  Majella Bushe
Tel: 02380 848531
Mob: 07940 221758
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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
Petersfield, Hampshire.
(ad placed 03/05/2015)
Sale includes sails and pump.  All in good working order, and is collection only.  Would prefer cash on collection.

Price £670.

email  Steve Rolison
Mob: 07526 704725
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