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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.

email  Rob Bianchi
Tel: 01914 170852
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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.

email  Steven Mackinson
Tel: 0782 456 1439
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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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For Sale
Tinker Super Tramp
£1295 o.n.o.
Collection from Stansted, Essex or near Ipswich, Suffolk.
(ad placed 26/10/2014)
Tinker Super Tramp, sail number 5602, manufactured 1995 - have guarantee certificate.  In excellent condition - as good as new & belying it's age.  Rarely used, but only selling as moving abroad.  Never been damaged or repaired & the tubes hold pressure for weeks at a time.  Fully spec'd with performance sailing kit & comes complete with:
  • furling masthead jib & standard job
  • battened mainsail with vision window
  • boom, mainsheet & kicking strap
  • 3 sectioned mast, pre-rigged for ease of assembly
  • anodised alloy mast beam, allowing 2 positions to step the mast
  • wooden centre-board & hinged rudder with extending tiller
  • two part wooden, captive oars
  • inflation foot-pump
  • burgee
  • launching trolley
  • sail-bag & all necessary ropes to sail away
  • Tinker repair kit - unused
  • bag for entire rig & oars
  • bag for folded dinghy
  • owner's manual
You are welcome to come & view - or I have a video of it sailing I can send you!!

Please ask if you'd like any more pictures.

Collection from Stansted, Essex or near Ipswich, Suffolk.

Price £1295 o.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
Guildford, Surrey.
(ad placed 15/10/2014)
Star Traveller 1209.  One owner from new.  Factory modified to replace bulkhead with bow stiffener beam and replace valves.   Very lightly used for sailing; mainly a yacht tender and liferaft.
  • 2 x CO2 bottles (unused), drogue and canopy skirt.
  • Roller furling jib and small jib.
  • 2 x storage and carry bags.
  • Pump and oars.
Slow leak in port tube.

Price £450.

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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
£donation to the RNLI
London SW15
(ad placed 28/09/2014)
This Tinker Tramp has been stored in my shed for the last 10 years since I used it as a tender with my cruising yacht.  I do not know how old it is but I bought it second hand in 2001.  It is in need of a bit of TLC but generally sound.

I am looking for it to go to a new home in return for a donation to the RNLI.

Price £donation to the RNLI.

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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
(ad placed 15/06/2014)
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 £1500 o.n.o.  Viewing by arrangement.

email  Graham Bridge
Tel: 01625 511355
Mob: 07774 436052
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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
Southampton area
(ad placed 05/06/2014)
Tinker Tramp, sail no. 7144, year 2001 (purchased).

Originally brought for family sailing but hardly used.  It was used as a tender once.  It has never been sailed.

Hull in good condition, some marks from storage.  Rig in perfect condition, it has never been used.  The sails have only been unfolded for these photographs.  The rudder and centreboard have also not been used and there is a tiller extension still in its bag.  All ropes are still coiled up as supplied.  Comes with foot pump, oars, and most other accessories.

Based near Southampton.  Delivery possible.

Price £1400.

email  Daniel Norbury
Tel: 01489 583933
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