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For Sale
Tinker Funsail
(no sailing gear)
£150 o.n.o.
(ad placed 18/07/2019)
Tinker Funsail, HIN (Hull Identification Number) GBJMH05792A696, without sailing gear.  Bought from 1996 London Boat Show and used as our boat tender.  Not used in the last 7 years, and always kept undercover when not in use.

In excellent condition complete with oars and footpump.  We have all original documentation.

Price £150 o.n.o.

email  Keith Holton
Tel: 01386 553391
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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
Dukinfield, Cheshire.
(ad placed 18/07/2019)
Sail number 2073.  Comes with full sailing kit, 3 part mast (foam filled), Sails, boom, oars with rowlocks, pump, rudder, dagger board, rigging and masthead tell tale.  Carry bag for mast and oars.  Launch trolley.

Bought new from J.M.Henshaw (Marine Ltd).  Built by Alyn McQuoid.

Double tubes on both sides hold pressure with no leaks.

The repair kit is unused.

All varnish is original.  Has been stored inside the house and is so little used, it is virtually as new.

There can't be many in this condition.

Price £tba

email  Graham May
Mob: 07773 935442
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For Sale
Bag of Tinker spares
(ad placed 01/07/2019)
Bag of tinker spares.

Centreboard, mast and boom sections and what I think is part of a dodger support.

No rudder or sails.

Collection Inverkip or can post at buyers cost.

Price £Offers.

email  Craig Corson
Mob: 07770 995381
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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
& Outboard
£800 complete
Pancrasweek, Devon
(ad placed 03/06/2019)
Boat in almost new condition, complete with Honda outboard, life vests, and wheels for launching.  Ready to sail or motor away.

Price £800 complete.

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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
£1500 o.n.o.
£450 o.n.o.
(ad placed 03/06/2019)
Tinker Traveller, Sail number 7383, purchased in 2003.  Red with multi coloured sails.

Boat comes complete with:
  • Performance sailing kit including small jib and large furling jib, mast beam
  • 4 part mast
  • Jointed oars
  • Boat bag
  • Sailing kit holdall
  • Launching trolley
Stored in doors out of daylight for its life, hardly used and hence why it is as good as new.

All components can be viewed prior to sale.

Also for sale, as new 5HP Honda (BF5A) 4 stroke outboard and fuel tank.  Bought new in 2003 and used maybe a dozen times.  Kept indoors and winterised.

Can be seen running as comes with water hose connection to run.

Full working order and almost brand new.

Pick up in Bristol.

Tinker price £1500 o.n.o.

Outboard price £450 o.n.o.

email  Gary Milliner
Tel: 07900 221335
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For Sale
Tinker Foldaway RIB
£750 o.n.o.
Northern Lake District,
(ad placed 11/05/2019)
Tinker Foldaway RIB inflatable sailing boat, sail number 6513.  Condition is "Used".

A fantastically portable sailing dinghy that fits in out estate car boot when folded but sails remarkably well.  3 fibreglass sections fold out to form the hull, with an inflatable surround.  Very seaworthy, comes complete with recently new suit of mainsail and jib, spars, wooden centreboard and rudder, oars and rowlocks.

Some small dings to the transom and hull, and areas where the rubbing strake needs re-glued, but only cosmetic faults.

Great boat for sailing alone or with younger children on harbours and lakes.  We also have a collapsible launching trolley (no picture) to include in the sale.

Collection only from the northern Lake District, Cumbria.

Price £750 or reasonable offers.

email  Tom Blakely
Tel: 01768 772164
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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
(ad placed 11/05/2019)
Tinker Tramp dinghy.  Good condition for its age, includes oars and pump.  There are no leaks and has had light use.

Price £POA.

For Sale
Tinker Super
Tramp Sailing Kit
Hythe, near Southampton
(ad placed 11/05/2019)
Tnker Super Tramp sailing kit, sail number 5971, hardly used so very good condition.

To include:
  • mainsail
  • furling genoa
  • small jib
  • three part mast
  • boom
  • all sheets, halyards and rigging
  • centreboard
  • rudder, tiller and tiller extension
  • strengthening beam with two mast positions
  • sail bag
  • holdall
Price £120.

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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
Isle of Wight
(ad placed 04/05/2019)
Tinker Tramp, sail number 616, good condition.  Complete with sail, mast, boom, oars, tiller, rudder, centreboard, pump, etc.  Ready to sail or row or use as boat tender.

For beaching or in shallow water rudder is hinged and centreboard can be easily lifted.  When deflated it can easily be transported in the boot of a car, and can be pumped up and assembled for sailing in about 15 minutes.  Ideal for family holidays but now no longer needed by us.  The Tramp is 2.75 m (9 ft) long and made by Henshaw Inflatables.  The dinghy is made of Hypalon, a material noted for its durability, and each of the two floats contains an independent inner chamber for safety.  Can confirm the dinghy holds full air pressure for more than 24 hours and is leak free.

Recognising the difficulty/expense of collecting from the Isle of Wight, I am be happy to transport to one of the ferry terminals on the Island, i.e., the Wightlink terminal at Yarmouth, Fishbourne or Ryde Pier; the Red Funnel terminal at Cowes or East Cowes; the Hovertravel terminal at Ryde.  That way you could drive to the most convenient terminal for you on the Mainland side, either Lymington, Southampton or Portsmouth, and come across as a foot passenger on a cheap day return ticket.  I would then meet you so you could simply turn round and head back to the Mainland on the returning ferry.

Please phone/email me with questions or to arrange a viewing.

Price £200.

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For Sale
Tinker Super Tramp
Shirley, Croydon.
(ad placed 15/04/2019)
Tinker Super Tramp sail number 7196.  Very, very little use and in outstanding condition.  No leaks and never repaired.
  • Full sailing kit
  • Performance sailing kit (masthead jib, tiller extension, floor beam, kicking strap)
  • 4 piece mast
  • Jointed oars
  • Sailing kit bag
  • Boat bag
All original items included in sale.  Also original (unused) repair kit.

Price £950.

email  John Murphy
Tel: 07812 093536
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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
Christchurch, Dorset
(ad placed 15/04/2019)
Tinker Tramp Red, sail number 6744, year of manufacture 1999.  HIN GBJMHO67440999.

Comes with full sailing kit 4-part mast, sails, boom, oars, pump, rudder, dagger board, rigging, carry bag, mast and sail bags.  Bought new from J.M. Henshaw (Marine) Ltd (built by Alyn Mc Quoid).

Double tubes on both sides in good order, holds pressure with no leaks.  Recently re-painted.

Has been dry-stored inside and used very occasionally so in really good condition.

Sails, spars and foils look unused.

Rare to find one in this good condition.

Price £750.

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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
£950 o.n.o.
(ad placed 06/04/2019)
Tinker Tramp with red tubes, sail number 7707.  Understood to be one of the last ones built.

In very good clean condition.  All hull tubes hold their pressure with no leaks.

Full sailing equipment that has been little used.  Three piece mast and boom all with separate custom made bags.  Rudder and dagger board, rigging and sails all in as new condition.

Oars, pump and original repair kit.

Price £950 o.n.o.

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For Sale
Non-sailing Tinker Foldaway RIB
£550 o.n.o.
(ad placed 06/04/2019)
My husband bought this Tinker dinghy in 2014 second hand.  I don't have the original receipt so I don't know its birthday.  We kept it on our motor boat and used it as a means of transport when we dropped anchor and wanted to explore.  Sadly he passed away and as I was the skippers mate and not the skipper I would be happier if it was used and not kept in my garage.

It has been inspected and I confirm that there are no leaks or punctures.  It is very sound.

It comes with two tarpaulins (one for when it's folded and one for when it's pumped up), oars, and pump.

Please note that it is the non-sailing version of the Foldaway RIB.

Price £550 o.n.o.

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This Tinker For Free To Collector
Tinker Traveller
£Free to collector
Horley, Surrey.
(ad placed 02/03/2019)
Tinker Traveller no. 507 built by Alan McQuoid.

Has not been used for 14 years and has been stored rolled up covered and dry in garage.  Have unrolled and inflated and it appears in sound condition but probably needs some TLC.

Has an outboard motor that looks in good condition, but it has not been checked.

Was my late fathers so I have little knowledge of the boat but nothing appears to be missing.

It comes with:
  • Sectional mast
  • Main sail & jib
  • Rudder and tiller
  • Dagger board
  • Oars and rowlocks
  • Original pump
  • Yamaha outboard motor
House due to be sold and I have nowhere to store it.

Free to anyone that would be interested as quick collection required.

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Tinker sailing dinghy
(ad placed 28/01/2019)
Tinker sailing dinghy wanted in good condition.

email  Mark Williams
Mob: 07900 192899

For Sale
Tinker Foldaway RIB
Westleton, Suffolk.
(ad placed 05/10/2018)
Tinker Foldaway RIB with sailing kit.

This is a hardly-used foldable RIB.  It's over ten years old but has been very lightly used and stored under cover.  It appears as new.

It comes with mainsail, jib, rudder, plate, oars, and bag to hold the spars which come in four sections - but not the original pump although a standard Avon pump does the job.

It would make an excellent sailing tender (sadly a bit too big for our current boat) or a useful little craft for introducing young children to dinghy sailing.

Contact Paul or Libby if you want to see more pictures.

From the Tinker website:
  • LOA - 2.75m (9ft)
  • BOA - 1.53m (5ft)
  • Draft - 0.54m (1.9")
  • Weight - 27.75kg
  • Sailing Kit Weight - 14kgs
  • Folded Dimensions - 1 x 0.89 x 0.56
  • Air Chambers - 3
  • Max Outboard HP - 4hp
  • Mast Height - 4.6m
  • Sail Area 5.5 sq.m

Price £1400 o.n.o.

email  Paul Heiney
Paul: 07799 621929
Libby: 07979 524903
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Mast Beam for Tinker Tramp
Sedgefield, County Durham.
(ad placed 01/10/2018)
Wanted, mast beam for a Tinker Tramp.
email  John Paling
Tel: 07971 106859

For Sale
Tinker Funsail
£1200 o.v.n.o.
Rugby, Warwickshire.
(ad update 13/05/2018)
Tinker Funsail, sail number 6362, year of manufacture 1998.  Hardly used.  Excellent condition with improvements.  Will take 5hp outboard.

Price £1200 o.v.n.o.  Buyer collects from Rugby.

email  Bill Dyer
Tel: 07957 077255
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For Sale
Tinker Traveller Parts
£69 o.v.n.o.
(ad placed 24/03/2018)
Tinker Traveller parts - multi- section mast plus boom plus front stiffening strut plus dagger board plus rudder/tiller assembly.  See photos - for collection near Oban so visit us on the west coast!

Price - offers invited around £69.

email  Roger Barrett
Tel: 07968 508430
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