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


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For Sale
Tinker Star 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 Star Traveller plus outboard motor
£1800 o.n.o.
Keighley, West Yorkshire.
(ad placed 21/05/2016)
Tinker Star Traveller, year 1996. sail number 5918.  Purchased new from Henshaws.  It has been well maintained and is in full working order (with no repairs).

It has reefable mainsail, self furling jib gear, masthead jib and the smaller jib (all with windows).  Detachable wheels for launching and a 4hp Yamaha outboard as well as all the usual extras.

Advancing years means that it is now rarely used and the time has come to find it a better home.  I would be very pleased to give a demonstration.

Price £1800, buyer to collect.

email  Sam Watt
Tel: 01535 605000
Mob: 07770 211430
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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
£875 o.n.o.
(ad placed 21/05/2016)
Tinker Star Traveller, sail no. 2657, built circa 1996.  In good condition with full sail kit including furling jib and life raft canopy.  One patch.

All parts are present and are original including oars, carry bags, accessories and paperwork.

Stored in garage.

Price £875 o.n.o.

email  Huw Williams
Tel: 01392 445622
Mob: 07887 55762
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For Sale
Tinker Foldaway RIB
St John's Wood, London.
(ad amended 25/04/2016)
Tinker Foldaway RIB, yellow, sail number 6756, year of manufacture 1999, HIN GBJMH06748E999.

I am not using the RIB and it is time it went to someone who will use it.  It is a lovely boat and in good overall condition, though with some minor scratches to the fibre glass bottom.

The inflatable chambers are in VGC and are air tight and no patches.

The daggerboard, rudder, mast and sails are in VGC, almost like new.

You will get the following:- The boat, three piece mast, rudder, daggerboard, all the rigging, foot pump and hose, oars and sails.

The boat is now located in London NW8, you are welcome to view the boat and I am happy happy to send extra photos.  I also go to the Isle of Wight via Southampton and may consider bringing the boat with me for an agreed fee.

Price £1350.

email  Bisher
Tel: 07917 641997
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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
£999 o.n.o.
(for sale separately)
Limehouse, London
(ad placed 11/04/2016)
Tinker Star Traveller, purchased new in 2006 with full sail kit and a furling jib.  This dinghy has seen very little use.  It is my spare dinghy and has lived in a dry lazarette on my sail boat for the last 10 years.  It has been set up less than 10 times and is in excellent condition with no patches etc.  There is some minimal corrosion on one mast section.  All parts are present and are original.

I have all the original carrying bags, accessories and paperwork.

Also for sale separately is a 2006 Tohatsu 6 hp 4 stroke outboard motor.

Price for the Tinker £999 o.n.o.

Price for the outboard £399 o.n.o.

For Sale
Tinker Traveller
(ad placed 28/03/2016)
Sailing Tinker Traveller, sail number 7694, HIN GBJMH07694G909.

Condition "as new".  Used 3 times over a one week period (hip problem prevented use).

Includes performance sailing kit (furling masthead jib), boat bag, sailing kit holdall (full length).

Trolley wheels fitted to transom, they fold up whilst sailing.

New in 2010, all paperwork available.

Cost £4300 new, now for sale at £2400.

For Sale
Tinker Tramp
East Grinstead, West Sussex.
(ad placed 20/03/2016)
Tinker Tramp, 1994, HIN JMHGB538Y094, red with blue bow dodger and yellow/orange liferaft canopy.  This is the sailing version of the Tramp but does not come with sailing kit.  Mushroom style (Leafield A5) fully removable inflation valves.

Includes original foot pump, original long sea bladed oars, original life raft canopy and its blue bag, original life raft drogue and painter, somewhat tired original "deflated size" Tinker cover, plus the hardware for sailing and canopy fitting on transom.  Also includes sailing hardware we removed off the wooden bits when the Tinker was pressed into service as a yacht tender, plus some extra bits we purchased.

No tube patches in our time, spray dodger recently reinforced at bow with Henshaws Hypalon fabric.  Spare valve mushrooms and a bit of blue and two large sheets of Hypalon fabric included.

More pictures of it inflated with canopy and bits available by e-mail.

Rows well, chugs along with just a 3.5hp outboard and 4 people up.  Has stayed inflated OK for seven days so far, but I think the starboard inner life raft tube may leak into main tube.  Floorboards and transom annual paint coat now done.

The Tinker was sold to us without rudder, centreboard, mast, sails or running rigging.  The CO2 cylinders were badly corroded and empty, and unsurprisingly, were promptly condemned by our local industrial gas supplier.

Price £150.

Can deliver Eastbourne to Southampton.

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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
Poringland, just south of Norwich.
(ad placed 17/03/2016)
Tinker Tramp, built in 1996, hull identification number GBJMH05962F696.  Pretty good condition with no patches - very lightly used.  Stored in garage.   Sails very well for what it is.  Will happily carry 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 kids.  4 adults would be OK ferrying.  Sailing - 1 adult and 1 kid I would say.

Comes with
  • good sails, furling genoa, mainsail
  • 3 part alloy mast
  • alloy boom
  • wood dagger board
  • wood rudder/tiller
  • wooden 2-part oars
  • bow stretcher
  • fold up launching wheels which stay on while using the boat which has proven very useful - at pubs and the like!
I will include the foot pump & a 12 volt air pump in so-so condition but does the job.

Packed up, boat package with wheels is 4ft x 2ft x 16ins - 1220 x 600 x 400 - 45kgs.
Mast bag is 6ft x 6in x 6in - 1850 x 150 x150 - 7kgs.

Sorry, electric motor not included.

Price £600.

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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 Traveller
£1200 o.n.o.
Halesworth, Suffolk.
(ad placed 23/08/2015)
Tinker Traveller, very good condition stored under cover, no punctures patches or UV degradation.  Life raft spec with two CO2 cylinders, alloy mast, sails, rudder, dagger boards, rowlocks, oars, sea anchor, footpump.  Bought from Henshaws 85/86.

Price £1200 o.n.o.

email  William Harrold
Tel: 01502 717190
Mob: 07931 142167
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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 Traveller
£1250 o.n.o.
(ad placed 03/05/2015)
Tinker Traveller, red, TL6917, year of manufacture 2000, purchased new.  Only used 3 times, always stored in the dry.  Boat and accessories are as you would expect all in excellent condition.

Outboard also available separately.

Extras include - four part mast, jointed oars and sailing kit holdall.

Price £1250 o.n.o.
email  Martin Viewgarden
Tel: 07718 585550

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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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
£850 o.n.o.
Richmond, Surrey.
(ad placed 03/05/2015)
Tinker Star Traveller, sail number 5040.  Purchased new by me from Henshaws in 1992.  Never been used as a tender or stored on board a yacht.  Only sailed about a dozen times and kept in dry indoor storage at all times.   Boat and accessories are in good condition Length 2.75m.  Folds for easy transport in normal car.  Never been damaged or repaired and the tubes hold pressure for weeks at a time.

Comes complete with:
  • Boom, mainsheet & kicking strap
  • 3 section mast
  • Furling masthead jib & standard jib
  • Battened mainsail with vision window
  • Wooden centre-board & hinged rudder with extending tiller
  • All necessary ropes and accessories for sailing
  • Original wood oars
  • Inflation foot-pump
  • All original bags for boat, sails and oars

Price £850 o.n.o.

email  Jon Fitzgerald
Tel: 07949 485319
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