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Tinker Servicing Agent
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Tinker Servicing Agent
tel: 07802 667320


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 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 Tramp
Reduced to £350
(ad updated 21/10/2015)
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 reduced to £350.

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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 Catamaran
£500 - offers considered.
(ad placed 06/10/2015)
Rare original Tinker Sailing Catamaran made by Henshaw Inflatables and owned from purchase circa. 1985.  Selling with regret due to age (mine, not the boat).  Twin-hull design with marine plywood decking gives superb stability and performance sailing qualities.  Bought as the ideal boat for youngsters due to stability.  No boat or sail number.  Sailed in Wales, Holland and France.

Easily transported on a roof rack or on top of a camping trailer.  Not used now for a some years but stored in garage and still in good condition with no damage in spite of years of use, though some superficial wear marks.

  • Sail + boom
  • 3 part aluminium mast
  • Wooden centreboard
  • Rudder and tiller
  • Original Henshaw pump
  • Wooden oars with captive rowlocks
  • Launch trolley (assembles for easy transport)
  • 4 x life jackets

Price £500.  Offers considered.

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For Sale
Rig for a Tinker Tramp
South Woodford, East London.
(ad placed 27/09/2015)
Rig for a Tinker Tramp:
  • Mainsail - sail number 883 - good condition
  • 3 part mast
  • Boom
  • Daggerboard
  • Rudder
The sail has a stain on it at foot (see photo) but should come out in the wash.

Price £Offers.

email  Peter Kelly
Tel: 020 8989 1273
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For Sale
Tinker Super Tramp
£600 o.n.o.
Bangor, North Wales.
(ad revised 22/09/2015)
Tinker Super Tramp with yellow hull and multi-colour 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 and assembly manual).

Excellent condition - no leaks or repairs.  This Tinker was originally used as a tender to a yacht.  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 captive rowlocks

Price £600 o.n.o.

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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 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 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

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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 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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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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