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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 Super Tramp
£950 o.n.o.
Bangor, North Wales.
(ad placed 18/08/2015)
Tinker Super Tramp with yellow hull and multicolour sails.  Sail number 2252, built by Andrew Butt.  Year of manufacture 1988, upgraded to Super Tramp version 1994.  One owner.  Includes original manuals (Owners manual, Assembly manual, Lifeboat conversion instructions).

Excellent condition - no leaks or repairs.  This Tinker was originally used as a tender to a yacht (hence the life-raft conversion kit).  It has not been used for several years but has been stored inside.

Specification includes:
  • 2 sails - mainsail and furling jib
  • 3 part aluminium mast
  • Wooden centre board
  • Wooden rudder with extending tiller
  • Original Henshaw's foot pump
  • Wooden oars with capture rowlocks
  • Life-raft kit including presumably out of date CO2 cylinders (never used) plus sea anchor

Price £950 o.n.o.

email  Mike Martin
Tel: 01572 737555
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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
£550 o.n.o.
Leeds, West Yorkshire
(ad placed 07/08/2015)
Tinker Star Traveller, sail number 1209.  Factory modified to replace bulkhead with bow stiffener beam and replace valves.  In good general condition for its age.

Comes with:
  • Main sail, roller furling jib - both with viewing windows, and the original small jib.
  • Wooden centre-board & hinged rudder.
  • Original 2 x storage and carry bags.
  • Original manual pump and electric pump.
  • A pair of one piece oars.
  • 2 x CO2 bottles (unused), they still hold CO2 and are working but the flexible lines could do with replacing.
  • Hypalon Repair kit (never used).
  • Sea Anchor.
Holds air pressure great for hours while sailing, but does lose some pressure if left inflated over night.  A few pumps the next day and its hard as rock again.  The port inner-tube appears to be connected to the main tube.  But once pumped up as described above it hold air fine.  No patches or repairs.  Complete and ready to sail.

It will fit inside most cars Focus size and above, I use a roof rack to transport.

Cash on collection please. Collection in person, or I can deliver or meet you within 60 miles of Leeds (West Yorkshire) free of charge (message me for details).

Any questions message me and I'll get back to you.

Price £550 o.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Funsail
£1100 o.n.o.
Thorpe Bay, near Southend, Essex.
(ad updated 07/08/2015)
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 £1100 o.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
£1250 o.v.n.o.
(ad placed 01/08/2015)
Tinker Star Traveller, sail no. 6316, built April 1998 "Carpe Diem", colour red with blue spraydeck.

Lightly used by original owner on freshwater lake, purchased by current owner in December 2001 and used on the sea on only 3 occasions in 2002/3, since when dry-stored in Anglesey cottage.

Transom imprinted "GBJMH06316C098" and fitted with outboard engine plates and launch wheel fixings.

Comes with:
  • Performance sailing equipment, plus lazyjacks to main
  • Webbing footstraps
  • Tinker folded boat cover
  • Tinker zipped bag containing mast support bar (2 mast foot positions), 3-piece mast with standing rigging and boom, etc
  • Sailbag containing windowed battened main, furling windowed masthead jib, small jib, etc
  • Daggerboard
  • Rudder and extending tiller
  • Oars with captive rowlocks
  • Lightweight boathook
  • Launch wheels
  • Rope swimming/boarding ladder
  • 2.5 kg folding anchor with 22 metre rode of cable-laid nylon and 6mm diameter chain
  • Bravo 2 inflation/deflation footpump
  • Tinker repair kit (unused)
  • Waterproof container, bailer and folding S/S knife and spike, all fitted with lanyards
  • Stern painter
  • 2 x adult Musto, 1 x Helly Hansen (6-10 stone) and 1 x Crewsaver (6-10 stone) buoyancy jackets

Price £1250 o.v.n.o.  Viewing by arrangement.

email  Graham Bridge
Tel: 01625 511355
Mob: 07774 436052
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For Sale
Tinker Foldaway RIB
Bedale, North Yorkshire.
10 minutes from A1M
(ad updated 01/08/2015)
Tinker Foldaway RIB, year 2001, sail no. 7204.  Hull and tubes in clean and undamaged condition.

All the usual equipment:
  • 4 section mast
  • 2 section boom
  • Kicking Strap
  • Pair 2 section wooden oars with rowlocks
  • Wood dagger board, tiller and rudder
  • Two carrying bags for boat and equipment
Will arrange delivery within the UK.

Price £995

email  Ken Godden
Tel: 01677 450689
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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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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
£450 o.n.o.
(ad update 28/07/2015)
Tinker Tramp for sale, 9ft in length, sail number 6039.

Complete with 3 section mast, boom, mainsail and jib, daggerboard, rowlocks, solid floorboards and transom, wooden oars and rudder.  Carrying bag.  Overall condition is good.

The forward, starboard shroud patch is damaged as per photo and no longer holds ring.

Buyer to collect.

Price £450 o.n.o.

email  John O'Sullivan
Mob: 07976 777998
after 6 pm weekdays
and weekends
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For Sale
Tinker Traveller sails etc.
Colyton, Devon.
(ad placed 24/07/2015)
Spars, sails, rudder and daggerboard for Tinker Traveller (sail number 95).

Good condition.

Price £offers.

For Sale
Tinker Traveller
Gosport, Hants.
(near Portsmouth)
(ad placed 24/07/2015)
Tinker Traveller 5713, built by Alyn McQuoid, red with blue trim.  Excellent and original condition throughout.  No patches or repairs.  Absolutely airtight and undamaged.  Complete and ready to sail.   Located near Portsmouth.

  • Tinker in original bag (bag has some discolouration from storage).
  • Original pump
  • Original captured bungs, painter, carry lines, and all associated hardware etc (pintles etc).
  • Original rig bag containing:
    • Complete sectional mast with all associated fittings.
    • Boom with associated main-sheet and horse.
    • Oars with captive rollocks.
    • Centre plate
    • Rudder with integral tiller.
    • Original and almost unused head-sail.
    • Original and almost unused mainsail (with three battens and sail bag).
    • Shrouds and fore-stay
    • Halyards
    • Sheets
    • Pennant wind indicator
    • Original and complete repair kit
    • Original owners manual
This is an extremely tidy Traveller that has spent most of its time in deep (indoor) storage.  Very minor paintwork damage to interior floorboard (as photo).  Purchased by myself in order to sail upon inland French waterway this summer (as photo) and now sadly for sale to make way for new adventures.

Price £925.

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For Sale
Trailer Tent - £650 o.n.o.
Clothing & Boots - £offers
(ad placed 12/07/2015)
My Tinkering days are recently behind me and I am selling various items, plus the trailer tent, that I used at the Tinker Rallies.

The trailer tent is a Combi Bi-Camp Columbus 2 berth.  It can be put up within 5 minutes.

Trailer Tent Price £650 o.n.o.

Sailing Boots:
  1. Gull titanium
  2. Tribord with a zip
  3. Tribord Velcro
  4. Dive & Surf zip
Also - 2 sleeveless wet suits, one is a Tribord, plus a Crewsaver spray suit and beach shoes.  All foot wear is size 10 and, and the suits are 44 chest and to fit a 6 foot man.

Clothing and boots - £make me an offer.

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For Sale
Tinker Super Tramp
(ad placed 17/06/2015)
Tinker Super Tramp with yellow hull and yellow/orange sails, sail number 2369.  Built by Andrew Butt, but year of manufacture is not known.  Includes original manual.

Excellent condition - no leaks or repairs.  This Tinker has been little used for several years, but has been stored indoors wrapped in a tarpaulin.

Specification includes:
  • 3 sails - mainsail, furling jib, and small storm jib.
  • 3 part aluminium mast
  • Wooden centre board
  • Wooden rudder with extending tiller
  • Original Henshaw's foot pump
  • 2 part wooden oars
This boat is located near Aberdeen.  I could deliver to the Scottish central belt.

Price £650.

email  Malcolm Watson
Tel: 07901 515212
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For Sale
Tinker Foldaway RIB
St John's Wood, London.
(ad amended 17/06/2015)
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 Tramp
Optional outboard
Botley, Southampton.
(ad placed 23/05/2015)
Post 2001 Tinker Tramp in good condition.  I am not sure of the actual date as I purchased it second hand.

Mainly used in the lake in Cazaux / Sanguinet in South West France.

Original Sails, rudder and centre board - never used in my ownership (5 years).  Complete with transom wheels, anchor, pump, bag, tarpaulin and oars.

Optionally available I have a 4 hp Suzuki four-stroke outboard which has only had a few hours of use and was recently serviced by Bursledon Outboards.

Repair effected to starboard bow tube by Scott at Rib and Dinghy Repair in Brockenhurst - obviously very professionally done.  Holds pressure brilliantly.

Price £750, optional outboard £600.

email  Ian Crowley
Tel: 01489 809187
Mob: 07701 318467
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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 Traveller
£1100 o.n.o.
(ad placed 03/05/2015)
Tinker Traveller, sail no. 6934, built circa 2002 by Alyn McQuoid.

Complete with:
  • Mast
  • Mainsail
  • 2 x Jib
  • Shrouds, sheets & halyards
  • Plate
  • Oars and rowlocks
  • Tiller and rudder
  • Anchor
  • Assorted ropes and fittings
  • Trolley

Price £1100 o.n.o.  Buyer collects.

email  Jim Cowles
& Frances Ford
& Andrew Botterill
Frances: 01933 665599
Andrew: 01933 665816
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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 Traveller
£1500 or €2095
St. Raphael, South of France
or near Liverpool post 25th June
(ad placed 03/05/2015)
Tinker Traveller, sail number 6455, serial number GBJMH06455E898.  1 owner, bought new in May '98.  Light use during holidays in the Mediterranean.  Kept in indoor storage and carefully maintained.  Comes with landing trolley, oars with captive rowlocks, 3 section mast and rigging, mainsail and jib, centre-board and rudder, pump and sail bag.

Currently near St. Raphael in the South of France - ideally I would like to sell it in France between 5th - 25th June 2015 - but will bring it back to the UK (near Liverpool) if not sold.

Non-running 5hp outboard also available if sold in France.

Price £1500 or €2095.  Buyer to collect.

email  Margaret Cawley
Tel: 01704 568696
Mob: 07837 266172
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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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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
£950 o.n.o.
Ilminster, Somerset.
(ad placed 26/04/2015)
Tinker Star Traveller, sail number 5567, hull number JMHG855678095.  Purchased new from Henshaw Inflatables, Wincanton, in April 1995.  "Pingu" has been used on family holidays mainly in estuaries including the Dart and Helford.

  • Complete sailing kit, in carrying bag, with battened mainsail, jib and genoa.
  • Original, very efficient, bellows pump.
  • Optional Inflatable rear seat.
  • Original oars (but non captive rowlocks and leathered).
  • Original manual and brochures.
  • Original Henshaw's repair kit (never needed).
  • Valve repair kit and tool (never needed).
  • Spare, homemade, dagger board and rudder blades (never needed).
  • Reinforced offset transom outboard mounting.
  • Mainsheet traveller to enable sailing with outboard installed but raised.
Not used for several years, she has always been stored under cover.  She inflated with the original bellows pump in less than five minutes for these photos in April 2015 and, apart from the optional rear seat, there was no sign of air leakage.

Price £950 o.n.o.

email  David Patuck
Tel: 01460 52088
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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
£1950 o.n.o.
Norwich, Norfolk.
(ad placed 08/04/2015)
Tinker Star Traveller, sail number 7586, year of manufacture 2005, and purchased new.  Only used about 20 times and kept in dry, indoor storage at all times.  Boat and accessories are all in excellent condition.  Includes both furling and standard jibs.  The extra length of the Traveller gives better performance - it planes with 3 people under 5hp outboard and rows brilliantly.  Outboard also available.

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

Delivery to West London or South East Coast are possible.

Price £1950 o.n.o.

email  John Heaser
Tel: 01603 812472
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