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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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For Sale
Tinker Foldaway RIB
£1325 o.n.o.
Woodbridge, Suffolk.
(ad placed 31/03/2015)
Tinker Foldaway Rib, sail number 6340, with all bags, sails, battens, spars, oars, daggerboard, rudder, pump and bailer.  Factory fitted forward spray cover.

No patches or repairs.  Stays inflated.

Outer carrying bag and sail in very good condition.

Bought new from Henshaw Inflatables.

Lightly used and kept in outstanding condition.

Price £1325 o.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
Hull, East Yorkshire.
(ad placed 17/03/2015)
Tinker Star Traveller Inflatable boat sail No. 2653, year of manufacture 1992.  12'/3.66m long, 59ft2/5.45m2 sail area.

Boat and equipment in very good condition.  Previous owner had boat for 10 years.  He used it on annual holidays for 5 years, then stored it for 5 years.  I've owned it for two seasons, sailed it on one holiday and entered it in one or two Tinker Sailing Club races.

Comes complete with main sail, small jib, large (furling) jib, original oars, spare dagger board and spare rudder blade, whisker pole, and original air pump.  Boat has not been patched and stays inflated.

Price £850.  

Also available is a 4 hp Ailsa Craig outboard motor at £150.

Cash on collection please.

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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
Optional Outboard
Washington, Tyne and Wear.
(ad placed 11/01/2015)
Post 2001 Tinker Tramp in excellent condition.  I am not sure of the actual date as I purchased it second hand but I think about 2002/3.

Mainly used in inland lakes particularly south west of France.

Sails, rudder and centre board all replaced in recent years.  Complete with folding launching trolley and oars.

Optionally available I have a 3.5 hp Mercury outboard which has only had about 4 hours of use.

No longer caravanning hence sale.

Collection from Washington Tyne and Wear, or I do travel quite a lot so I could perhaps meet up with a buyer.

Tinker price £1275.

Optional outboard price £400.

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For Sale
Tinker Super Tramp with liferaft kit
£995 o.n.o.
Chelmsford or possibly Lowesoft area
(ad placed 07/12/2014)
Good used condition.  Tinker has been used as an occasional tender to sailing boat 'Great Days' over the last 9 years.  With 'Great Days' moving on following the passing her master, the Tinker is up for sale.  I'm selling on behalf of my mother-in-law.  The boat is located near Chelmsford but could be arranged for collection from Lowestoft area.

Sail number 5704, manufactured in 1994, HIN JMHGB4078094.  It is made of tough Hypalon by Henshaw Inflatables, built by Andrew Butt.  Length 2.75m.  It folds small enough to fit in the boot of a medium car.

Never been damaged or repaired & the tubes hold pressure for weeks at a time.

Fully spec'd with performance sailing kit & comes complete with:
  • Full original bags for boat, sails and oars. Immaculate condition.
  • Brand new unused Liferaft kit. transforms the tinker in to a sealed life raft)
  • Furling masthead jib & standard jib
  • Battened mainsail with vision window
  • Boom, mainsheet & kicking strap
  • 3 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
  • Inflation foot-pump
  • All necessary ropes to sail away
  • Tinker repair kit
  • Bag for entire rig & oars
  • Owner's manual
If you are interested in a 2hp engine for the Tinker, this is negotiable and pictures can be supplied.

Viewings might be possible but on prior arrangements when relatives are available.

Please ask if you'd like any more pictures.  I have a few more.

Collection from Chelmsford or possibly Lowesoft area.

This is advertised elsewhere, so I reserve the right to end the listing early.

Price £995 o.n.o.  Would prefer cash on collection, or otherwise Paypal or bank transfer.

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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
(ad placed 02/11/2014)
Tinker Tramp for sale in Southampton, sail number 480, in very good condition for age.  Pump and oars are included.

Price £550 - cash on collection.

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