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The Official
Tinker Servicing Agent
The Official
Tinker Servicing Agent
tel: 07802 667320


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!


Caveat Emptor - verify before you buy.

For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
Northallerton, North Yorkshire
(ad placed 26/05/2018)
Tinker Star Traveller, sail number 7161, manufactured in 2001.

Very good condition.  Only used on holidays, and kept indoors when not in use.

Performance sailing kit which includes floor beam, kicking strap, and tiller extension.

Full sailing rig, main sail, furling masthead jib and small jib.  Oars, stowaway easy launcher (detachable wheels on the transom), foot pump and anchor.

Price £1150.

email  Malcolm Harding
Tel: 01609 760063
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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
£850 o.n.o.
Walsingham, North Norfolk.
(ad placed 13/05/2018)
Tinker Traveller, sail number 6906, year of manufacture 2000.

Purchased in 2012 and used a few times on Wroxham Broad in a failed attempt to get my son interested in sailing.  Has been dry stored for the past four years.

In very good condition, with no patches or leaks.

Comes with:
  • Centre-board
  • Rudder
  • Two wooden oars
  • Two paddles
  • Spars and sails
  • Foot pump
  • Manual
Price £850 o.n.o.  Available for collection from Walsingham, North Norfolk.

email  Martin Kennedy
Tel: 07956 117306
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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
£400 o.n.o.
Lake District
(ad placed 26/04/2018)
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
Pick up from the Lake District (maybe able to meet else where as we travel frequently within the UK).

Price £400 o.n.o.

email  Chris Binks
Tel: 07919 674960
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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
£400 o.n.o.
Lake District
(ad placed 26/04/2018)
Tinker Tramp, sail number 6157.

We have owned her for the last 8 years and mainly used her as a tender for our yacht, but sailed her on occasions in the Lake District.  Since owning her we have replaced the majority of the floor boards and dagger board.  She has a few patches but holds her air well (inflated her for 36 hours April 2018 and she had not softened).  Inner safety tubes are still working, as well as the outer.

  • 2 part oars
  • Full Sailing rig
  • Dagger Board
  • Tiller
  • Pump
  • Internal safe draining bung (from being used as a tender)
Pick up - Lake District anytime.  Alternatively we spend a reasonable amount of time travelling in the UK so may be able to meet.

Price £400 o.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
Yeovil, Somerset.
(ad placed 26/04/2018)
Tinker Tramp.  Built late 1980s.  Sail Number 1977.

Used mainly as a yacht tender.

Comes with unused liferaft canopy conversion, emergency CO2 bottles and strops.

Outer tubes fine.  Slight leak one inner tube.  Pump.

All sailing gear as new and virtually unused (see photos).  No jib.

Oars and rowlocks.

Price £350.

email  Roger Crouch
Tel: 01935 863061
Mob: 07414 845884
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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
£650 o.n.o.
Faversham/Canterbury area in Kent
(ad placed 23/04/2018)
Tinker Tramp, sail number 7495, purchased new by us in 2003.

Maintained well and in very good condition.  Used mostly as yacht tender and a bit of dinghy fun while at anchor.  No leaks and holds air perfectly.

One patch (see photo) which was put in place in 2004 and has been good ever since.

Complete with full sailing rig comprising 4-section mast, boom, blue battened mainsail & blue jib (sails in excellent condition), dagger-board, tiller with lifting rudder assembly.

2 part wooden oars and rowlocks also included.

Everything in full working order.

Approx dimensions: 270cm x 140cm.

Delivery may be possible (at a cost) depending on location).

Price £650 o.n.o. (cash on collection).

email  Sarah Muteham
Tel: 07740 706189
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For Sale
Tinker Foldaway RIB
£800 o.v.n.o.
Ivybridge, South Devon.
(ad placed 05/04/2018)
Tinker Foldaway RIB, sail number 6927, manufactured in march 2000.

I bought her 4 years ago, and am selling her now as she is not being used.

  • Boat, no leaks or visible repairs
  • Few scratches on fibreglass hull
  • Has built in transom wheels, work well on hard slipways
  • 4 part mast
  • Sails, battened, good condition
  • 2 part oars with captive rollocks
  • Usual tiller with extension
  • All the usual rigging

Price £800 o.v.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Kit
£100 o.n.o.
(ad placed 24/03/2018)
We have the oars, and all the "performance sailing kit" - boom, mast, sails, daggerboard, rudder etc. for a Tinker bought around 1997.

The sailing equipment has been scarcely used and is in good condition.

Price £100 o.n.o.

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
Epsom, Surrey.
(ad placed 21/03/2018)
For Sale, Tinker Traveller, sail number 7166, manufactured in April 2001.  Comes with centre-board, rudder, oars, spars and sails & foot pump; all in good condition.

Been little used, perhaps a dozen times with no leaks or patches.  Stored in a garage.

Bought by us in 2003 for sailing in the Lakes but we then bought a yacht.

Photos show rudder set to starboard to accommodate an outboard. The rudder has since been returned to the original position.

Available for collection from Epsom or Gosport.

Price £950 o.n.o.

email  Peter Ridgers
Tel: 07956 302698
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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
Falmouth, Cornwall.
(ad placed 13/03/2018)
Tinker Tramp, built 1987, sail number 1381.

Maintained and in very good condition.  Mainly used as a yacht tender (yacht now sold!).

Comes with: Survival canopy skirt & C.O.2 emergency inflation valves.  Bow fendering.  Outboard pad & anti-theft U-bolt on the transom.  Full-size (6 ft.) wooden oars with captive rowlocks.  Foot pump.  Repair kit.

Full sailing rig: 3-section mast, boom (with kicking strap), white mainsail (with rope luff) & jib, dagger-board, tiller (with extension) & lifting rudder assembly, mast-head pennant.

Life Raft Conversion: Inflatable survival canopy, 2 x C.O.2 gas bottles (with mounting straps), N.M.I. sea anchor (with U-bolt fixing point).

Extras (included):
  • Storage/carry bag for spars, etc. & oars
  • Collapsible Trolley
  • 2 stainless wire strops for securing dinghy & outboard.
  • Chrome-brass folding anchor
  • Wooden clip-on seat for transom
  • Plug for dagger-board case
  • 2 spare rowlocks
  • 2 spare inflation valves
Extras (not included in the asking price):
  • L.V.M. 12v high-speed inflator (as new) - £45.00
  • Anti-theft cable lock/alarm (as new) with padlock - £10.00

Price £650.

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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.

email  John Moncrieff
Tel: 01249 651644
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