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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
(ad placed 20/07/2017)
Tinker Tramp, sail number 1480.

One owner from new, Carefully dry stored for several years.

Good condition, with no leaks or loss of air,

Includes Mast (2 sections) and boom, centre board, rudder (needs new cord) and tiller, sail, oars and foot pump.

Very sad to see her go, she's been a great little tender, and fun to sail.

Price £300.

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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
£500 o.n.o.
East Twickenham, Middlesex.
(ad placed 08/07/2017)
Tinker Traveller, sail number 1875.  Little used, mostly dry stored, no patches or leaks.

Complete sailing pack plus holdall and deck top dinghy cover.

Original instruction manual.

Can be seen and available from East Twickenham, Middlesex.

Price £500 o.n.o.

email  Colin Eccles
Tel: 020 8607 9433

For Sale
Tinker Foldaway RIB
including outboard Loughton, Essex.
(ad placed 27/06/2017)
Tinker Foldaway RIB, built October 2002.  Never repaired and holds air perfectly.

It has a full sailing kit which has been used once, therefore is in perfect condition.

The original purchase documents are available for inspection.

It is great to row or use with the 3.3hp Mariner outboard which is included in the price.

Price £800.

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For Sale
Tinker Foldaway RIB
£950 o.n.o.
Newark area
(ad placed 27/06/2017)
I have a Tinker Foldaway built 1999 for sale, no. 6777.  It was purchased 10 years ago second hand from Newark Marina and used mainly as a tender to a motor cruiser.

The sailing rig is as new, only used a couple of times, the centre board and rudder are in good condition and the tubes have not been damaged.  There is a small amount of marking on the hull due to use as a tender but apart from that is in good order and ready to sail.

I have original documentation of purchase from the first owner and have the owners hand book.

I also have a Mercury 4hp two stroke short shaft for sale.

Price £950 o.n.o.  Outboard £200.

email  Paul Selby
Mob: 07977 209730
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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
£750 o.n.o.
Swansea, South Wales.
(ad placed 27/06/2017)
After much research I purchased the Star Traveller No 6295 about six years ago with the intention of teaching my children to sail.

Unfortunately they preferred to surf, so it needs to go to another home.

It has always been dry stored in a garage.  It comes with all bags and a collapsible trolley to help get from the car to the water.

Being a Star Traveller it comes with the mainsail & standard jib and with the additional furling jib and the internal mast floor beam to improve sailing rigidity.

No patches or leaks.  There is a bit of glass fibre strengthening to one of the wooden panels.  The wood would benefit from some TLC, however all is ready for sailing.

There are a couple of additional paddles that were used for Canadian style paddling on rivers.

Price £750 o.n.o.

email  Mark Sandford
Tel: 01792 427408
Mob: 07879 990726
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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
(ad placed 12/06/2017)
Tinker Traveller, sail no 7565, made 2005.

Never used until 4years ago as original owner had this in dry indoor storage, bought as a spare before going out of production.

Full sailing kit, three piece mast, dagger board and rudder virtually unused.

Oars, rigging all perfect.

There are NO patches, leaks or any other damage.

There is an electric out board and launching trolley included with this boat.

Price £1500.

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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
(ad placed 19/05/2017)
Tinker Tramp, sail number 2031, probably mid-1990's.  Very reluctantly, due to age, I have to sell my lovely Tinker Tramp - she's been a joy for the past three years.  She's in excellent condition for her age - no patches, all sections inflate with no leakage.

Ready to sail, apart from one side rope which needs replacing.

She comes complete with centreboard, rudder and tiller, oars, all in good condition, and a foot pump.  Mainsail and jib both in good condition.

She makes an exceptional tender to a yacht, being much easier to scull than the normal rubber dinghy, and very dry.

Buyer to collect, RG25 area.

Price £435.

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For Sale
Tinker Super Tramp
Broadbottom, Greater Manchester
(ad placed 15/05/2017)
Enthusiast getting old!  Uncommon Super Tramp, 2003, new shape, sail No 7427.  Alloy bow stiffener, performance sailing rig (reefing main, furling jib), plus storm jib.  Tiller extension, drain plugs, removable rear wheels.  Mast, boom, oars all in sections to keep maximum length below 1.3m for travel, bags for rigging and sails.

Sailed about 3 times a season in Chichester Harbour, excellent condition, no leaks or patches.

Comes with free old 1.5 hp outboard - extremely beaten up, but tiny and only 10kg, I strap it to the thwart when sailing!

Collection preferred, or will deliver at cost about 50 mile radius from Manchester area.

Price £1100.

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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
(ad placed 15/05/2017)
After many years of service I have decided to sell my Tinker Tramp.  She needs a little loving care, although she is in serviceable condition.  It would be nice to think that someone with limited cash could get afloat and sail with her.  I have regularly painted and varnished her.  I think she is about mid 1980s, hence the competitive asking price.

Buyer would have to collect unless very near.

Price £200.

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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
Solihull, West Midlands.
(ad placed 28/04/2017)
Tinker Star Traveller, sail number 6841, year of manufacture 1999.  Dry stored since new and only used on a handful of occasions since new.  Almost unmarked and in original condition.  No patches.

Comes with:
  • crisp clean sails (main, furling jib, storm jib)
  • oars
  • dagger board
  • rudder with tiller extension
  • mast and boom
  • rigging
  • manual and electric pumps
  • fenders
Includes original purchase documentation.

I also have a 5hp 4-stroke nearly new Tohatsu short shaft outboard engine and external tank for sale by separate negotiation.

Collection from Solihull only.

Price £1400.
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For Sale
Tinker Foldaway RIB
(ad placed 15/04/2017)
Tinker Foldaway RIB, sail number 6695, with all the necessary accessories including mainsail & foresail.

The bought was bought secondhand about 6/7 years ago, it has been rarely used and is in good condition.  It can be folded for ease of transport, it also has a repair kit which has not been used.

The wood is immaculate, a really fun vessel for sail or motor use.

It is available for collection in Devon.

Price £1100.

email  David Batten
Mob: 07907 784934
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For Sale
Tinker Foldaway RIB
Derby area
(ad placed 18/03/2017)
Tinker Foldaway RIB, yellow with blue bow dodger, sail number 6742.  Very light use from new, used on inland waters only.  Very good condition.

Comes with all sailing gear, oars, pump, carry bags (one for the mast, boom, oars and the other for the hull).

Price £975.

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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
£500 o.n.o.
Chippenham, Wiltshire.
(ad placed 11/02/2017)
Tinker Traveller, manufactured 1985.  Built by Steve Lovell.  No repairs.

Complete with, oars, original pump plus spare pump, daggerboard, rudder, mast, boom, sails, rigging.  Includes spare valves and inserts.  Plus has plywood box for stern seat that holds repair kit, transom mounting wheels etc.

Inner safety tubes no longer hold air but outer hulls are fine.  Slight water leak (centre board case?).  Has been in use as rowing tender for 30 years with occasional sailing.  Has fittings for liferaft canopy and CO2 inflation but other parts never purchased.

Last used September 2016 in Lake District where this photo was taken.

Very sad to part with this most excellent dinghy but it is now too heavy for us and so has been replaced with 3D dinghy.

Price £500 o.n.o.  Delivery not included.

email  John Moncrieff
Tel: 01249 651644
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For Sale
Tinker Traveller and Outboard
Costa Rica
(ad placed 14/09/2016)
Tinker Traveller, year of manufacture 1984.  It was in very good condition in 2013 and worked very well for me.  It loses air slowly, the wood is in good condition but could do with being painted.  The is no mast or boom, but the sails and all the wooden parts (rudder and daggerboard) are OK.  The outboard and tank probably need servicing following some saltwater exposure.

My preference is to sell as a whole, but will consider selling it by part.

Buyer to arrange delivery.

Price £300.

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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
(ad updated 01/09/2016)
Star Traveller, sail number 7142.  Little used, good order and well looked after.  No patches.

Complete with reefing main sail, self furling large jib and small jib.  Also oars, pump, launch trolley.

Ready to sail.

Reason for sale - grandson sailed it as a 10 year old onwards, but now gone AWOL!!

Can be viewed in Yorkshire or, by arrangement, at a Tinker sailing meeting.

Price £1450.

email  Elaine Ellwood
Tel: 01757 270352
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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
£1750 o.n.o.
Kidderminster, Worcestershire.
(ad updated 11/08/2016)
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 £1750 o.n.o.

email  Terry Stack
Tel: 07854 640347
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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 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 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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