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For Sale
Tinker Traveller Sails,
Rudder, & Daggerboard
(ad updated 12/01/2022)
I have the following Tinker parts from a classic Tinker Traveller that have not been used for years.  Sleeved mainsail 1668 in reasonable shape.  The jib got very dirty whilst in storage.

Daggerboard and rudder/tiller in excellent condition.

Price £130, which includes postage within the UK.

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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
& Honda Outboard
£799 o.n.o.
Near Oxford
(ad placed 01/12/2021)
Classic Tinker Tramp (liferaft version), sail number 543.  Originally purchased in the mid 1980's, and stored unused in the attic since the mid 1990's.

The hull holds pressure well!  And everything is in good working condition.

Here is a list of the equipment included:
  • Sail number 543
  • Mast
  • Main Sail (battens lost but easy to replace)
  • Daggerboard
  • Rudder & Tiller
  • Pump
  • Gas bottles
  • Inflatable liferaft cover (unused)
  • Liferaft drogue (unused)
  • Oars
Also included - Honda 2.5 HP 4 stroke engine (2010) runs well.

Price £799 o.n.o.

email  Mike Head
Mob: 07831 368993
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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
£850 o.v.n.o.
Eastleigh, Hampshire.
(ad placed 09/11/2021)
Tinker Star Traveller, sail number No. 6956, manufactured in April 2000.

Good condition.

Comes with:
  • Performance sailing kit - masthead jib, jib furling gear, tiller extension, floor beam, kicking strap
  • Small jib
  • Two piece oars
  • Pump
  • Unused repair kit (will require new tube of adhesive)
  • Original manual and certificates etc
  • Original storage bags
  • His and hers buoyancy aids as purchased with the boat
Also comes with quality fold up launching wheels with "Dunemer" tyres, which can also be removed without tools if desired.  In the down position the wheels lift the rudder or an outboard clear.

I will also be including two plywood "blanks" that I made to the outline of the daggerboard and rudder blade in case I had a problem on holiday in France.

It is currently registered on the Small Ships Register and has the name QETOO.

Used exclusively for a few weeks a year on holidays for the past ten years and not at all in the last two.  Usually only used with a small outboard for fishing trips rather than the sailing kit.

Good condition for age as can be seen in photos, but any inspection welcomed.

Price £850 o.v.n.o.  Collection only.

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For Sale
Tinker Super Tramp
& Outboard
Butlers Cross, Aylesbury
(ad placed 28/10/2021)
Tinker Super Tramp No 2527 with full sailing kit & Mariner 2.5 Outboard.

The boat was purchased new in 1991 with the full kit & outboard.  I purchased it from the original owner in 1996 (see photo of original bill of sale & full equipment list).  The boat has had very light use, the majority on fresh water and has always been stored in the dry.  Family grown and long gone and I need to clear space in the garage.
  • Jib
  • Mainsail
  • 3 section mast & support beam
  • Daggerboard
  • Rudder/Tiller & tiller extension
  • 2 piece wooden oars
  • Anchor, bailer & sponge
  • Large foot pump
  • Repair kit
  • Kit/mast bag & sail bag
  • Manual & brochure
  • Launch trolley stainless steel/timber (can be dismantled)
  • Mariner 2.5hp outboard & transom protector
  • Mariner toolkit & manuals
The boat and its equipment is in good original condition with no repairs.  Some scuffs and markings from use and some minor stains on the sails.  The outboard turns over well but will need a service as it has had old fuel in it.

Price £650.

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For Sale
Tinker Foldaway RIB
£750 o.n.o.
Hawkinge (near Dover, Kent)
(ad placed 09/10/2021)
Tinker Foldaway RIB sailing dinghy, manufactured in 2009, sail number 7688.

Comes with full sailing kit in a very good condition.  See photos, for videos/info available just ask.  Holds air/pressure well.  There are no repairs to the air chambers, just some scuffing marks.

It has been used as a tender on a sailboat for several years.

This Tinker came with our yacht when we bought it in 2019.  We have not used it since and it has been kept in dry storage.

It is easy to store and transport, can be rapidly inflated and has the advantages of a rigid bottom when rowing/motoring and landing on a rocky shore.

The 2 small transom wheels makes it easy to roll up a ramp.

There are 3 fibreglass rigid parts which all fold to make it one third of the size of the dinghy.

Included, (see photo for complete list):
  • Jib
  • Mainsail
  • 4 piece mast
  • Daggerboard
  • Rudder/tiller
  • Two-piece wooden oars
  • Battens
  • Blocks
  • Owner's manual
  • Two bags
Protected by the included cover when folded & stored on deck.

Price - sensible offers in the region of £750.  Pick-up and cash only.

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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
£300 o.n.o.
Meteren, The Netherlands.
(ad placed 03/10/2021)
Classic Tinker Traveller, sail number 1374, manufactured circa 1987, built by Andrew Butt.

Condition can be described as fair as some TLC is required.

The left inner tube does not hold air, the left outer tube is sound and holds air well (so I just inflate the outer tube when sailing).  The right inner tube is sound and holds air well, the valve on the right outer tube needs replacing (the attempted repair used incompatible materials).  The full kit for this type of repair is readily available online - see here or here for a couple of examples.

I have also the original inflatable orange rescue cover though it looks as though this has been over-inflated as some point as some of the inner seams have separated.

Boat comes with:
  • Mainsail
  • Jib
  • 3 piece mast
  • Boom
  • Oars
  • Daggerboard
  • Storage covers x 3
  • Rudder
  • Ropes
  • Pump
More photos on request.

To collect in Meteren, The Netherlands or to be shipped to the UK at cost to buyer.

Price £300 o.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Foldaway RIB

Sensible offers in the region of £750

Located in Haarlem (near Amsterdam), the Netherlands.
(ad placed 20/09/2021)
Tinker Foldaway RIB sailing dinghy, manufactured in August 2001, sail number 6967.

Comes with full unused sailing kit in new condition.   It is 9'/2.75m long, and has a 59ft2/5.5m2 sail area.  See the brochure.

I am the second owner of this Tinker foldaway RIB that has been used as a tender on a sailboat for several years.

As I have never used the sailing kit, it is time to offer it for sale to someone interested in a sailing dinghy/tender.

It combines ease of storage and transportation, rapid deployment (just inflate) and has the advantages of a rigid bottom when rowing/motoring and landing on a rocky shore.

The 2 small transom wheels makes it easy to roll up a ramp.

Condition - (see pictures, more pics/info available, just ask).  It is in a well used but ready to use condition and holds air/pressure for several days before needing a little top up.  There are no repairs to the air chambers, just some scuffing marks and missing a line on one side where the loops failed.

The fibreglass rigid parts have been maintained, repaired, upgraded with epoxy/fibreglass as shown on the pictures.  Some white paint would go a long way to make it looks nicer!

The sailing kit (see pictures) is as brand new, never installed and includes all that is shown on the pictures PLUS a few small items that were missed during pictures taking.

Included, but not limited to (see pictures for complete list):
  • Jib
  • Mainsail
  • 3 piece mast
  • Mast support beam
  • Daggerboard
  • Rudder/tiller
  • Two-piece wooden oars
  • Battens
  • Blocks
  • Original new repair kit
  • Various cables (including the ones removed from the bottom of the RIB)
Protected by the included cover when folded & stored on deck, always stored inside during winter.

Price - sensible offers in the region of £750 o.n.o.

Located in Haarlem (near Amsterdam), the Netherlands.  Pick-up or will deliver to a local shipping store of your choice who can do packaging/shipping for you.

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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
Central London,
near Victoria Station
(ad placed 29/08/2021)
Tinker Tramp, sail number 2568.  I am the second owner.  She has been used in the Mediterranean and was a marvellous tender.  One of the easiest boats to row I have every used.

She is in good condition.  See pictures, more pictures available on request.

She has the full sail kit in a separate bag, including jib and mainsail, boom and mast, daggerboard and rudder.  She has the original rigging except for one line which was lost and I have replaced.

She comes with a pump, repair kit and we're throwing in the grapnel anchor we used when we wanted to stop and go for swim.

Selling because we have sold our sailing boat, and need the space back at home.

Price £600.

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For Sale
Tinker Super Tramp
£850 o.n.o.
(or Yorkshire in the
beginning of November)
(ad placed 29/08/2021)
Tinker Super Tramp TR5378 with full sailing kit.

This dinghy was purchased new in 1994 but has had very little use.  It includes the following:
  • Small jib
  • Large jib with roller reefing
  • Mainsail
  • 3 piece mast
  • Mast support beam
  • Dagger board
  • Rudder/tiller
  • One-piece wooden oars
  • Boat bag
  • Sail equipment bag
  • Manual pump
  • Electric pump
  • Anchor
  • Owners' manual and original brochures
This Super Tramp and its equipment is in excellent condition with no damage other than minor wear marks.  It has had very light use and 95% of its use has been on fresh water.

When not in use, it has always been deflated and stored in its bags indoors.

An elderly but fully working 2hp Yamaha outboard which is perfectly sized for this dinghy is also available.

Although the boat is in Aberdeenshire, I can arrange delivery at cost or I will be in Yorkshire at the beginning of November.

Price - Super Tramp £850, Outboard £120.

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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
Sailing Rig
Easter Clunes, Kirkhill
(ad placed 13/08/2021)
I have a sailing rig for a Tinker Traveller for sale which includes mast, boom, mainsail and jib, daggerboard and rudder/tiller.

All in the original bag.

All used but in good working condition as seen in photos.

Price £100.

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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
Near Lymington, Hants
(ad placed 31/07/2021)
Tinker Star Traveller, sail number 2616, manufactured in 1992.  Designed to carry up to 6 adults with an outboard of up to 6hp.

Comes with:
  • 3 piece mast of which the longest part is 6 feet
  • Mainsail, small jib and rolling genoa (all very little used)
  • Daggerboard
  • Rudder and tiller
  • Wooden oars
  • Anchor
  • Pump which inflates all 4 chambers very quickly
  • Pump which bails any water in her
  • Repair kit
  • Bag for storing deflated boat (approx. 45" x 21" x 12")
  • Launching trolley which can be easily disassembled (see photo)
  • Sail bag for jib and another for spars and other sails
  • Sanders cover which goes over boat with mast up
Bow dodger requires gluing in one place as shown in photo, and the floor boards need painting.  Otherwise she is in good condition with no repairs.

Price £750

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For Sale
Tinker Super Tramp Sailing Rig
£150 o.v.n.o.
Frinton on Sea, Essex.
(ad placed 25/07/2021)
Full Tinker Super Tramp sailng rig, comprising:
  • Oars
  • Mast
  • Boom with kicking strap
  • Mast Support
  • Bulkhead
  • Rudder with tiller extension
  • Daggerboard
  • Sails
I don't think these have been ever used - the mast is like new as are all the other bits.

Price £150 o.v.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
£425 o.n.o.
Ringwood, Hampshire.
(ad placed 12/07/2021)
Classic sailing Tinker Traveller, believed to be manufactured in 1992 but the sail number is not known.  Comes with full sailing rig, and the transom has been strengthened to take an outboard.

The sails have hardly been used.  Comes with oars, rowlocks, rudder, daggerboard, pump and folding trolley.

Price £425 o.n.o.  Buyer collects from Ringwood, Hampshire.

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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
Wheaton Aston, Staffordshire
(ad updated 11/07/2021)
Tinker Traveller 5482.  All equipment as shown in photos.  Requires repair to two holes.   Professional repair estimated at £80.

Further info or photos on request.

Price £425.

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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
£400 o.n.o.
Whitby, North Yorkshire
(ad placed 19/06/2021)
Classic Tinker Star Traveller, sail number 1540.  The boat was built by Andrew Butt in the late 1980's.  A good friend owned the boat from new.  I have owned it for four years and used it infrequently.

It has all the usual bits and bobs including the furling headsail. There have been two repairs over the years as shown in the photographs.  The air valves are the push button type.  Holds air well.

I live in Whitby but could deliver to other locations this summer - please ask.

Price £400 o.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
£750 o.v.n.o.
North Walsham
or Brundall,
(ad updated 06/06/2021)
Tinker Star Traveller, sail number 2526.  Complete performance sailing kit with standard jib and mast head jib with roller reefing.  The standard jib is unused.

All Tinker original accessories including two oars, dagger board and a pump.  Comes with detachable wheels - two at the back and one at the front.  A few patches (repairs) but no leaks.

Please call for more information or to view.

Price £750 o.v.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Foldaway RIB
(ad placed 10/05/2021)
Tinker Foldaway RIB, sail number 6762, manufactured in 1999.  There are a few age related marks but overall good condition.

It comes with full set of sails in very good condition, hardly used oars, daggerboard, and rudder.

Everything ready to go, though the main carrying bag needs a bit of attention.  I can put it on a pallet if required, or pickup from Hereford.

Please feel free to contact me if you require any more information.

Price £850.

email  Paul Kenyon
Mob: 07399 883994
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