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Don't be put off by the age of a Tinker - if looked after they can last forever!

Tinkers are no longer being manufactured, so a good place to get one is here!


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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
Stoke Canon, near Exeter.
(ad placed 08/08/2022)
Classic Tinker Traveller, year of manufacture 1981.  Includes sail rig.

Ideal for a tender or spares.

Collection only please.

Price £200.

email  Janet Boustred
Mob: 07547 654992
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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
£495 o.n.o.
Near Carlisle, Cumbria
(ad placed 25/07/2022)
Tinker Star Traveller, sail number 2695, manufactured 1992.

Unused and stored in garage for 16 years, and mostly in good condition.

Valves working and inner chambers and one outer chamber hold pressure.

There are 2 small holes within a 4cm area (see picture) and a third small hole (under 2cms diameter - see picture) in one outer chamber, to repair.  There is also a hole to patch (10cms long) in the canopy (mice damage) and some cordage attached to hull needs replacing.

Oars, daggerboard, tiller, mast bulkhead, pump in good order for age.

The full sailing kit (3 sails, sheets etc, 3 mast sections, boom and bow stiffener) was was hardly used and is in excellent condition.  Owners handbook included.

We used the Tinker infrequently in 1990s, usually with an outboard engine.

Price £495 o.n.o.  Inspection at/collection from near Carlisle, Cumbria.

Tinker Owners Webmaster note - Hypalon offcuts suitable for Tinker repairs and glue are readily available - email for supplier information.

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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
£300 o.n.o.
Witney, Oxon
(ad placed 22/07/2022)
Classic Tinker Traveller for sale, first purchased new around 1992.

It is in good condition with no leaks.

It comes with all parts and equipment for sailing and rowing.

Price £300 o.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Foldawy RIB
& 3 hp Mariner outboard
£900 o.n.o.
Saddleworth, North of Manchester
or Anglesey (by arrangement)
(ad placed 21/07/2022)
This is a 9 foot long Tinker Foldaway RIB sailing dinghy manufactured in 2000, hull identification number GBJMH06881A000, sail number 6881.

I am the second owner, it was used for a yacht tender but hardly saw any use.  I bought it for fishing but found out it wasn't big enough for my needs, and I've only used it a couple of times hence the immaculate condition.  So hopefully a Tinker enthusiast will get the maximum use out of it.

Condition is excellent - only minor scrapes on the daggerboard and rudder, no punctures at all.  Sails and everything else are like brand new.

Includes jib, mainsail, 3 piece mast, mast support beam, daggerboard, rudder/tiller, 2 wooden oars with captive rowlocks, original repair kit and various ropes.  She has a bow dodger (front spray cover) and comes with a Mariner 3 horse power engine in perfect working order.

It has always been stored inside and very well looked after as you can see from the photos.

Price £900 o.n.o.  Pick up only.

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For Sale
Classic Tinker Tramp
Dunbar, East Lothian
(ad placed 12/07/2022)
Classic Tinker Tramp, year of manufacture 1994, sail number 5310, hull identification number JMHGB310E094.

The dinghy is in good overall condition.

Tinkers have two tubes per side - one is an inner tube made of lighter material than the outer tube and is there in case the outer tube should deflate.  In some older Tinkers the inner tube can develop a leak (the air leaks into the outer tube).  This is the case with this Tinker and the price reflects this.  It does not affect the sailing ability of the Tinker, and we know of at least one that still competes successfully at the Tinker rallies.

The oars, daggerboard and rudder are in very good condition and the sails, boom and mast are as good as new.  Unlike the sleeved sails of the early classic Tinkers, this Tramp has the modern mast with a track to slide the luff of the mainsail into.

Price £500.

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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
(ad placed 14/06/2022)
Classic Tinker Star Traveller, sought after bulkhead version.  Good condition for her age.

Comes with mast, boom, mainsail, small jib, masthead jib with furler, kicking strap on the boom, bulkhead, bow beam (holds the bow down when using the bigger jib), oars, daggerboaard, rudder, original pump, and transom wheels.  Also includes a jerry rigged cover, and a sprung widget that came with the boat but I have no idea what it does.

I always sail single handed and have mastered the jib furler and find it a great addition.  I haven't sailed with the small jib but have wondered if this would be a better option when alone.

I have sailed her on our local estuary and beyond in some wonderful weather and also in conditions beyond unsuitable.  She has been tested to destruction and has passed with flying colours.  She has also been used as our tender and performs better than any other inflatable the 4hp outboard has been on.

There is one historical repair to one tube, and has the usual marks and scrapes associated with a boat of this age.  The seat has been repaired which gets in the way when folding her up, but it's nothing that a piece of ply wouldn't solve.  One brass eyelet in the mainsail may need attention, and there are a few rust marks on the jib.  A new bag for the mast and boom would look good but the original still functions.

I would like her to go to another devotee of the marque who will make the best of this great little sailing dinghy.

Price £600.

email  David Whichello
Mob: 07379 233569
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For Sale
Classic Tinker Traveller
£295 o.n.o.
(ad placed 13/06/2022)
Classic early Tinker Traveller, exact age unknown, sail number 314.

It would benefit from some TLC but is in sound condition with all tubes and valves holding pressure.

The sailing kit is complete EXCEPT for the top section of mast.  This is a sleeved sail version Tinker Traveller where the mast slides into a long sleeve in the luff of the sail, and the mast is plain aluminium tubing with no track.

Included in the sale are 5 buoyancy aids, all in excellent condition.

Price £295 o.n.o.

email  Peter Fox
Mob: 07974 746716
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For Sale
Tinker Funsail
Performance Sailing Kit
Lymington, Hampshire
(ad placed 13/06/2022)
Tinker Funsail, sail number 6902, including sailing rig, and all accessories as shown in photos.

Funsail - (10'3"/3.15m long, 52ft2/4.83m2 sail area)

Unusually for a Funsail it has two mast steps and two jibs with the performance sailing kit.  It packs down smaller than most Tinkers as it has the four part mast and two part boom.

It was purchased from new by my father, I believe to be around 2002 as a tender and a liferaft for his boat.  The liferaft model is indicated by the valves in front of the transom and the flap with the eyelets in it running around the top of the tube.

It has been used as a tender but only sailed a handful of times so the sails and rigging are in very good / as new condition.

The hull went to a local RIB repair last year as it was a bit leaky when left in the water while being used as a tender and I have not used it since.  I also notice having pumped it up for the photos one section of one tube does have a very slow leak as it has gone a bit soft over the week.

It has a custom build full cover that was always on while being used as a tender and stored on the front of the boat.

Price £400.

email  Rupert Wagstaff
Mob: 07973 192464
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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
& Suzuki 2hp Outboard
Skelton, Cleveland
(near Saltburn)
(ad placed 07/05/2022)
Red Tinker Star Traveller, sail number 5056, year of manufacture 1993.  One owner from new.

The boat is in good condition - the hull is clean and very tidy.  The sailing gear is hardly used and is in excellent condition.

It comes with a launching trolley, oars, sectional mast etc.  All in stowage bags.  All of the equipment has been stored in a dry garage and in their respective covers/bags.

Price also includes a 2hp Suzuki outboard, which has been well stored and is in good condition.

Price £1250.

Please note that I do not have a photograph of my Tinker under sail, and the first photograph below is of the next sail number in sequence to give an idea of what mine looks like.

email  Stephen Wilde
Tel: 01287 653468
Mob: 07917 558552
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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
£950 o.n.o.
Mariner 5HP Outboard
£400 o.n.o.
Beaminster, Dorset.
(ad placed 28/04/2022)
For sale by original owner.  Tinker Star Traveller, built September 1988, hull and sail number 1632.

Comes with:
  • Complete and unused performance sailing equipment
  • Oars with captive rowlocks
  • Fitted with CO2 valves
  • Original documentation
  • Clip on launching wheels
Unused and dry stored last 15 years whilst owner abroad.  Previously used mainly on river and always dry stored.

Serviced by RIB Repair (the official Tinker Servicing Agent) in March 2022, 4 x new valves fitted and 2 x patches.

Also Mariner 5HP outboard, purchased with Tinker.  Also lightly used mainly in fresh water and dry garage stored.  Recently serviced.

Buyer collects.

-  Tinker Star Traveller £950 o.n.o.
-  Mariner 5HP outboard £400 o.n.o.

email  Mark Oppe
Mob: 07870 266897
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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 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 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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