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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
£425 o.n.o.
Elgin area, Scotland.
(ad placed 26/06/2015)
Tinker Tramp, 9ft in length.

Complete with 3 section mast, boom, mainsail and jib, bow dodger, daggerboard, rowlocks, solid floorboards and transom, wooden oars and rudder.

One of the early boats to be given a sail number - number 80.

Always stored dry and kept indoors.

Price £425 o.n.o.

email  Ross McDougall
Tel: 01343 835002
Mob: 07987133823

For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
£825 o.n.o.
Elgin area, Scotland.
(ad placed 26/06/2015)
Tinker Star Traveller, 12ft long.

Complete with 3 section tracked mast, boom, mainsail, roller furling jib, smaller jib, bow dodger, daggerboard and case, solid transom, rudder, captive rowlocks, 6ft oars integral floorboards.  Launching trolley and original bags.

Only used a handful of times.  Always stored dry and kept indoors.

One owner, original paperwork and manuals.

Price £825 o.n.o.

email  Ross McDougall
Tel: 01343 835002
Mob: 07987133823
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For Sale
Tinker Foldaway RIB
£1275 o.n.o.
Bedale, North Yorkshire.
10 minutes from A1M
(ad placed 26/06/2015)
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
Delivery within 100 miles or by mutual arrangement.

Price £1275 o.n.o.

email  Ken Godden
Tel: 01677 450689
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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
£285 o.n.o.
Brighton, Sussex.
(ad amended 26/06/2015)
Tinker Traveller inflatable dinghy (3.3m), ready to go for summer.  Recent refurbishment including newly painted panels.  I have found it is too heavy for me to use as a tender for my boat and need a smaller boat for cockpit locker and would like it to go to a member of the Tinker Owners Association who appreciates these great boats.  All valves cleaned and holds pressure well.  Unsure of age but likely to be 90's.

Built by Alyn McQuoid.

There are no patches and she holds pressure very well, the rubbing strips on the bottom of the tubes are worn from use and have suffered some light UV damage as per photos but the tubes themselves are in very good condition.  The wood work is in good condition and has been refurbished where necessary and repainted in May 2015.  Oars are virtually unused and in very good condition with original varnish.  This is by no means a new dinghy but generally in good condition with wear and tear commensurate with its age and if cared for should provide many more years use.

There is no sail package or outboard with this boat which is in Brighton.  Buyer to collect but I could possibly deliver within about 35 miles as I regularly travel in the South East.  Please call to discuss.

Price £285 o.n.o.

email  Simon Gledhill
Tel: 07973 412998
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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 Super Tramp
Tinker £900 o.n.o.
Outboard £300 o.n.o.
Sheerness, Kent.
(ad placed 12/06/2015)
Tinker Super Tramp, sail number 6947 purchased as new 28/03/1999.
  • 4 part mast and 2 part boom
  • Tinker boat bag
  • Sailing kit holdall
  • Stowaway Easi-Launcher
  • Roller reef foresail with window
  • Standard foresail
  • Normal mainsail with window
  • 2 piece wooden oars
  • Full set of sheets
  • Small transom wheel launcher (floatable)
  • Complete shrouds, forestay
  • Halyards and horse
  • Efficient inflating and deflating pump

Optional extra - Honda 2 (2006) four stoke petrol short shank outboard motor of low use.

Price - Tinker £900 o.n.o.
Price - Optional outboard motor £300 o.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
£1195 o.n.o.
Hampton, Middlesex.
(ad placed 12/06/2015)
Tinker Traveller (yellow), HIN GBJMH07648E707, purchased in May 2007 and sadly used just the once.  Photos taken in June 2015 so fully functional and appears in excellent condition.

Comes with foot pump, and launching trolley (please note that the trolley has been stored outside so whilst fully functional, the metal has tarnished).  Also included is a set of one-piece wooden oars.

Comes complete with laminated owners manual.

Collection only from Hampton, Middlesex.

Price £1195 o.n.o.

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For Sale - USA
Complete rigging for a Tinker Star Traveller
Jacksonville Beach,
(ad placed 07/06/2015)
Complete rigging for sailing version of Tinker Star Traveller - full listing including photographs is on Craigslist.

Here is the link to Craigslist.

Price $200.

For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
Outboard £270
Teeside, Stockton.
(ad placed 07/06/2015)
Tinker Star Traveller, approx 1995, good condition, no patches, light use.

All the usual Star Traveller sails, furling jib, lovely varnished oars with captive oar locks, all the usual Star Traveller equipment, footpump, plus battery air pump works on torch batteries for quick inflation.   Also wheels for dinghy, centre board, rudder and tiller, transverse bulkhead, mast jib and jib sheets etc.

Everythings there, just add water for great fun and adventure.  Selling as I am now getting old.

Also 4hp 2 stroke Mariner - Henshaws recommended outboard for the Star Traveller.  Very light use, starts first time.

Happy safe sailing.

Price £790 on collection, outboard £270.

For Sale
Tinker Funsail
£1300 o.n.o.
Thorpe Bay, near Southend, Essex.
(ad placed 04/06/2015)
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 £1300 o.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Foldaway RIB
£1250 o.v.n.o.
Winchester, Hampshire.
(ad placed 01/06/2015)
Tinker Foldaway Rib, sail number 6666, built 1998 approx.  This boat is complete in every way and comes with the full kit as shown in the pictures.  The only factory up-grade is that it has a 4 piece mast and 2 piece oars, so that the kit bag is only 4 ft long instead of 6 ft for the standard.  As the pictures bear out, it has been very lightly used and cared for well.  All varnished parts as new and it even comes with the original handbook.

Due to the age, I have recently renewed the rubbers in the valves, so it stays fully rock hard, essential for tight rigging.

Will deliver to 50 miles radius of Winchester, Hampshire at no cost.

Price £1250 o.v.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
£500 o.n.o.
Scotby, Carlisle.
(ad placed ad placed 28/05/2015)
Tinker Traveller 1996.  Good condition.  Used as yacht tender to 2005 then stored dry and inflated.

Includes launching trolley, pump and wooden oars.

Also available, life raft kit - inflatable canopy and bag and original gas cylinders.

Price £500 o.n.o.

email  Nigel Christian
Tel: 01228 513217
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For Sale
Tinker Super Tramp
Leeds, West Yorkshire.
(ad placed 28/05/2015)
Tinker Super Tramp, sail number TR4782.  Bought by me in October 1992, sailed for less than 100 hours and in very good condition.

Complete with standard jib, one piece wooden oars, easy launcher and launching trolley, foot pump sailing bags and performance sailing kit (masthead jib, furling gear and mast beam).  All original including manual and certificate no damage or punctures, clean and kept dry in garage.

Inflated 4 weeks ago and still firm.

Price includes a buoyancy aid to suit 70kg person.

Price £775 cash on collection only or paypal.

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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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For Sale
Tinker Super Tramp
(ad placed 23/05/2015)
Tinker Super Tramp with performance sailing kit, sail number 6920, manufactured in 2000, HIN GBJMH069208000, built by Alyn McQuoid.

The Tinker Tramp can carry 4 people (plus baggage) and can take an outboard motor up to 4 hp.  It can be sailed or rowed single handed. There are lots of YouTube clips - great fun to sail.

Good used condition.  Tinker has mostly been used as a tender to a sailing boat and only sailed a handful of times.  The boat has been stored indoors and has never been repaired or damaged, the tubes hold pressure for weeks at a time.  There are some marks on the sails and some salt corrosion to eyelets.

Fully spec'd with performance sailing kit & comes complete with:
  • 3 sails - furling masthead jib and standard jib, mainsail
  • Vision window in mainsail and jib
  • 4 sectioned mast, pre-rigged for ease of assembly (each section less than 1.8m)
  • Anodised alloy mast beam, allowing 2 positions to step the mast
  • Wooden centre-board & hinged rudder with extending tiller
  • Beautiful wood oars - can be separated into two parts for ease of transport
  • Inflation foot-pump
  • Trolley wheels attached for ease of transport to waters edge
  • All necessary ropes to sail away
  • Original bag for rig & oars. No boat bag - we transport in tarp.
Viewings can be made by prior arrangement in Swansea only.  The boat is located in Swansea but I regularly travel in the southern part of GB and could meet to deliver.  The boat is advertised elsewhere, so I reserve the right to end the listing early.

Price £995.00 cash on collection preferred or Paypal.

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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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For Sale
Tinker Funsail
£1950 o.n.o.
Rugby, Warwickshire.
(ad placed 06/04/2015)
Tinker Funsail, sail number 6362, year of manufacture 1998.  Hardly used.  Excellent condition with improvements.  Will take 5hp outboard.

Price £1950 o.n.o.  Buyer collects from Rugby.

email  Bill Dyer
Tel: 07957 077255
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