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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 Tramp
Hill Head, Hants.
(ad placed 22/07/2016)
Tinker Tramp tender (no sailing gear), foot pump, captive oars, galvanised launching trolley (Rapide), owners manual.

In excellent condition.

Please email me for further details if required.

Price £375.

For Sale
Tinker Tramp
Somerton, Somerset.
(ad placed 22/07/2016)
Tinker Tramp No. 1783.  Standard 9 foot equipped for sailing inc. jib plus oars, foot pump etc.  Good condition, not overused, and no recent use.

Purchased by current owner new from Henshaws in early to mid 80's.  An opportunity to acquire a good reliable example of this classic production.

Phone or email for further details.

Price £600, collection with cash transaction.

email  Bill Wallace
Tel: 01458 272844
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For Sale
Tinker Foldaway RIB
(ad placed 22/07/2016)
Tinker Foldaway RIB, sail number 7615, in excellent condition.

The RIB has recently been donated to the 9th Lymington Sea Scouts to be sold in aid of Scout Funds.

The hull appears to have been very lightly used, and the inflatable chambers are in very good condition, and are air tight with no patches.

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

You will get the following:
  • the boat
  • storage bag
  • three piece mast
  • rudder
  • daggerboard
  • oars
  • sails
  • rigging
Unfortunately the pump is missing but these are easily sourced from chandlers, the model required being a 6.5 litre Bravo, either a Bravo 2 or a Bravo 8.

The boat is located at the 9th Lymington Sea Scout Centre and is available to view.

This is an opportunity to both acquire a Foldaway Rib in excellent condition and to help a worthy cause.

Price £1350.

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For Sale
Tinker Foldaway RIB
(with free outboard)
£1350 o.v.n.o.
(ad placed 22/07/2016)
Tinker Foldaway RIB, sail number 6849.  Comes complete with all accessories including oars, pump, masts, sails etc.  It has retractable wheels to prevent unnecessary drag whist in the water.

It has no marks/scrapes on the tubes and only very light scratching on the hull.  I have only ever used it on the river but it has been stored in the garage for the last 7 years.  The sails, masts, dagger board and tiller etc are like new and do not appear to have been used.

There is an outboard to go with it, however it will need some attention as it hasn't been started for years, so I will throw it in for free with the boat.

It is a shame to let this lovely boat go, but as it has been sat in storage doing nothing, it would be nice for it to go to a good home.

Viewings welcome, more pictures available upon request.

Price £1350 o.v.n.o.

email  Nigel Dale
Tel: 07860 245395
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For Sale
Tinker Funsail
£650 o.n.o.
Yeovil, Somerset.
(ad placed 02/07/2016)
Tinker Funsail, dark blue hull with a yellow bow dodger, manufactured around 2000 and owned from new.

It does not include any sailing equipment but it is fitted with daggerboard slot.

Extremely good condition, very little used.  This boat has always been dry stored.

Includes best quality Gull jointed oars, footpump, boat bag, and 2 Regatta buoyancy aids (15-30 kg and 30-50 kg).

Price £650 o.n.o.  Buyer to collect - near Yeovil, Somerset.

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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 Foldaway RIB
(ad placed 21/06/2016)
Tinker Foldaway RIB, sail number 7607, with all necessary accessories including both mainsail and foresail.

This was bought brand new in 2006 and it has only been used a handful of times, been well stored dry in it's own carry bag and is therefore in a very good condition.

The Tinker Foldaway can be folded for ease of transport in a car so pick up will be easy.

The dagger board and rudder are both in excellent condition - the wood is immaculate.  It comes with two wooden oars.

We have all the original paperwork, original brochure and instruction manual.  It comes with an inflatable seat as well as a repair kit which has never needed to be used.  Footpump and carry bags are of course also included.

This a great opportunity to get a Tinker Foldaway RIB in such good condition.

Price £1500.

This item is for collection only in the Brighton area.

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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
£1500 o.n.o.
Hereford area
(ad placed 18/06/2016)
Tinker Star Traveller, sail number 7429, manufactured in 2003.  In mint condition with no leaks or repairs (only ever 2 hours in the water).

Purchased new from Henshaws.  Original documentation available.  Stored in dry garage in original tarpaulin bag.

Includes main and fore sails with stiffeners, 3-piece mast, tiller, dagger board, oars, launching trolley, rigging, two adult buoyancy vests, repair kit, 12 volt high-speed inflation/deflation pump, foot pump, storage tarpaulin, owner's manual.  All are original purchased items.

Delivery can be by arrangement.

Price £1500 o.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Super Tramp
North Tyneside
(ad placed 12/06/2016)
Tinker Super Tramp, sail no. 4782, manufactured in 1992.  The boat has had very little use, and then in fresh water only.  The boat has always been dry stored, and is in superb undamaged condition.

Includes main sail, standard jib and furling jib, fitted outboard pads (unused), all original bags, pump, repair outfit (new solvent) etc.  Transom launch wheels and launch trolley.  Original instructions and paperwork included.

Price £675.

Collection only.

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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
£1850 o.v.n.o.
(ad placed 12/06/2016)
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 £1850 o.v.n.o.

Buyer to collect.

email  Liz Curd
Tel: 07918 647244
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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
& Outboard
£1500 o.n.o.
Nantwich, Cheshire.
(ad placed 11/06/2016)
Tinker Star Traveller, red, sail number 7371.  Purchased new in October 2002 from Henshaws.

Good condition, no repairs.

Performance sailing kit, fold up dolly wheels for launching.  Mariner 3.3 hp engine, jointed oars, boat bag, sailing kit holdall, 4 piece mast, inflation pump.

Stored in garage from new.

Price £1500 o.n.o.

For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
£2000 o.n.o.
Kidderminster, Worcestershire.
(ad placed 11/06/2016)
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 £2000 o.n.o.

email  Terry Stack
Tel: 07854 640347
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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
Lincoln area
(ad placed 31/05/2016)
Tinker Traveller, manufactured in 2005, sail no 7517.  Mostly sailed on fresh water lakes.  Includes oars, pump, repair kit, etc.  Good condition with no leaks or repairs.  Stored in dry garage.

Price £1200.

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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 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.

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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.

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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 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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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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