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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
£950 o.n.o.
Christchurch, Dorset
(ad placed 14/03/2019)
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 £950 o.n.o.

email  Tim Reid
Tel: 07768 026031
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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 Traveller
£250.00 o.n.o.
Rustington, West Sussex.
(ad placed 25/11/2018)
Tinker Traveller, sail number 996.

This Tinker Traveller is in good condition for its age.

It comes with:
  • Sectional mast
  • Boom
  • Main sail
  • Jib
  • Rudder and tiller
  • Dagger board
  • Rowlocks
  • Original pump
  • Original trolley

Price £250.00 o.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
& Outboard
(ad placed 28/10/2018)
Tinker Traveller no. 808, built by Alan McQuoid, first registered 1984.  Not used for 20+ years, and has been stored in a damp garage for some time.  Has a slow pinprick puncture in the starboard outer tube which can easily repaired, and the floorboards will need repainting, otherwise appears sound.

Please note that the boat is not set up for sailing as the dagger-board slot is covered over, but it comes with oars and a Mariner Model 5 100cc outboard motor, 12l fuel tank, foot pump, instructions.

Given that this is will be a small project for whoever buys it, we're asking only £100.  Buyer to collect.

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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
Keswick, Cumbria.
(ad placed 08/10/2018)
Tinker Tramp for sale, complete with mast, sail, oars, etc.

It came with a Hallberg Rassy yacht I bought recently.

Price £495.

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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 Traveller
£2000 o.n.o.
£500 o.n.o.
(ad placed 30/08/2018)
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 £2000 o.n.o.

Outboard price £500 o.n.o.

email  Gary Milliner
Tel: 07900 221335

For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
£500 o.n.o.
Near Cambridge
(ad placed 12/08/2018)
Tinker Star Traveller, sail number 2350, year of manufacture 1991.  Used and enjoyed for family sailing when the children were at home, but has been languishing in the back of the garage for a while now and it's time to find a new owner.

Complete with oars, tiller, daggerboard, mast bulkhead, mast, sails, rigging, pump, launching wheels, repair kit and handbook.  Boat bag and sail bag serviceable but torn.

Also a lightweight trailer which can be towed by a bicycle (needs new tyres).

Price £500 o.n.o.

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For Sale
Non-sailing Tinker Foldaway RIB
£550 o.v.n.o.
Yamaha 2.5 HP outboard
(ad placed 05/08/2018)
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.  In the photo it looks like it could do with a pump up.  My neighbour kindly pumped it up after I had taken the photo - bit silly really - I should have done it the other way round.  But we inspected the dinghy and there are no leaks or punctures.  It is very sound.  It comes with a Tinker tarpaulin and pump too.

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

Also for sale, Yamaha 2.5 HP outboard.

Price - Tinker Foldaway RIB £550 o.v.n.o., outboard £200, or offers around £700 for both.

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For Free
Tinker Traveller
Anglesey or Manchester
(ad placed 16/07/2018)
I've been a proud Tinker owner for years.  My Tinker has been the object of so much fun and adventure with the kids, but now worse for wear and has not been sailed for two years.

In the meantime the shed it was in, blew down in a storm and ripped two holes in the port side outer tube.  Both holes are about 3 inches in length.

It's time to pass the Tinker onto someone who will love it.  I don't want any money, just the knowledge someone will enjoy her.

She is probably early 80s design.  Two dagger boards, two sails.  I think the foot pump and oars may be original too.

She looks a little sad and neglected, that's true and will need someone with a little time to repair her.

In Anglesey at the moment but can come back to Manchester easily.

Any takers?
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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
with liferaft kit
Or £750 for both
St Lawrence, Essex.
On Blackwater between Mayland and Bradwell.
(ad placed 06/07/2018)
Tinker Tramp, year of manufacture 1997, HIN GBJMH06103A797.

Used mainly as a tender.  Sailing kit almost unused.

Comes with:
  • Oars
  • Tiller
  • Mast and boom
  • Sails
  • Daggerboard
  • Pump
  • Bag
  • Liferaft cover
  • CO2 canisters
  • Sea Anchor
Suzuki outboard also available with boat or separately.  DF2.5 - last used about 4 years ago, in good condition also hardly used, comes with manuals.

Price £600 for the Tinker, £200 for the outboard, or £750 for both.

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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
£350 o.n.o.
Lake District
(ad updated 06/07/2018)
Tinker Traveller, sail Number 600.

We have owned her for the last 4 years to go alongside our Tramp but sadly do not sail either enough.

She only has single tubes (internal tubes have gone) but she holds her air well.  We inflated her for 36 hours in April 2018 and she held her pressure.

There are some patches on her, and the floor boards will need replacing in the future but okay for now.

  • Full Sailing Rig (original)
  • Dagger board
  • Tiller
  • Full length oars
Collection from either South Lake District or Clyde Marina Ardrossan or on the route between.

Price £350 o.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
Stamford, Linconshire.
(ad placed 17/06/2018)
Red Tinker Tramp, sail number 7280, year of manufacture 2002, HIN GBJMH07280C202.

Very good condition - sails still very crisp, rudder and dagger board like new.

Sailing Gear - 4 part mast, boom, kicker, mainsail with roach, standard jib, dagger board, rudder, oars, no pump.

Carry Bags - Hull bag/cover, mast bag, sail bag, liferaft kit bag.

Liferaft Kit - With cylinders never used or serviced, canopy never used, sea anchor.

No Trolley or launching wheels.

Price £850.

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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
£490 o.n.o.
Muswell Hill, North London.
(ad placed 16/06/2018)
Tinker Traveller, sail number 2002, year of manufacture 1990.

Comes with full sailing kit - mast, sails, oars, pump, rudder, dagger board, boom, rigging, carry bags etc.  Bought new from J.M. Henshaw (Marine) Ltd (built by Sarah Cox).  Double tubes on both sides in good order.  1 repair to small puncture in outer tube holding pressure OK.  Has been dry-stored indoors and used very occasionally so in good condition for its age.

Sale due to age of owner.

Price £490 o.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
£575 o.v.n.o.
£575 o.v.n.o.
Complete Combined Unit
£1000 cash
Hullbridge, Essex.
(ad placed 09/06/2018)
Tinker Traveller, year of manufacture 1996, HIN GBJNH0588A696.  Craft name "Mei Wenti" (which translates to "No Problem").

Purchased in 2009 from an original family member.  Little used by me, therefore in good condition for year. A 2" diameter patch has replaced scruffy original one.  Inner & outer tubes are sound and operational (last inflated 20th to 24th May in my garden - no leaks over 4 days).

Well looked after, well equipped and ready to go.

YAMAHA (2009) F4AMHS, 4HP, 4 Stroke, F.N.R. gearbox, outboard engine (short shaft, light weight = 22kg).  Comes complete with standard tool kit and manual.  Little used (probably max. 6hrs in total).  Includes:
  • Yamaha (2 zip) carry cover.
  • Yamaha outboard engine motor stand/trolley.
  • Yamaha 12L remote fuel tank.
  • External fuel line, complete with hand prime pump.
  • Telescopic twist grip throttle/tiller arm extension.
  • Outboard security bar lock and keys.
(outboard extras value = approx £150).

See engine running demo here.

Further photographs on request.

Price Tinker Traveller £575 o.v.n.o., outboard £575 o.v.n.o., or Complete Combined Unit £1000 cash.

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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
£1250 o.n.o.
Woodbridge, Suffolk
(ad placed 27/05/2018)
Tinker Traveller, sail number 7354, manufactured September 2002.

I purchased this Tinker Traveller from Henshaw Marine in 2002 for my family.  She has the "new" hull shape introduced in 2001, with the higher bow profile.  She has had very little use (with the sails having been used only 3-4 times) and is in exceptionally good condition.  She has been dry stored in our house for all her life.

She comes with the full sailing kit and a number of optional extras:
  • 4 section mast (for ease of stowage) and boom
  • jib and mainsail
  • daggerboard
  • lifting rudder
  • rowlocks and wooden oars (jointed)
  • davit lifting points
  • pump
  • boat bag
  • sailing kit holdall
Great opportunity to buy a Tinker Traveller in almost "as-new" condition.

Price £1250 o.n.o.  Available for collection from Woodbridge, Suffolk.

email  Mark Richardson
Tel: 07860 351055
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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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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
Offers over £300
Chippenham, Wiltshire.
(ad updated 01/02/2018)
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.

Offers over £300.  Delivery not included.

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