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


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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
£1200 o.n.o.
Ross On Wye
(ad placed 11/10/2017)
Red Tinker Star Traveller, sail number 4901.  One owner from new, purchased in the early / mid eighties.  Most of its life it has been stored in a garage and only very rarely used.  We have some good memories sailing it when it was new.  In fact it still looks pretty much as new now, and is, I believe in first class condition.

The Tinker currently lives at Ross On Wye.

The Evinrude 4hp outboard motor has never been used.

Please telephone or email if you have any queries.

Price £1200 or near reasonable offer.

email  Roger Nelson
Tel: 07773 339163
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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
£725 o.n.o.
Brownhills, West Midlands
(ad placed 06/09/2017)
For sale, 1987 Star Traveller one owner from new.  Good condition, recent overhaul by Scott Braye at RIB Repair.  Two sets of sails, Topper rudder, extended spray hood, pump, trolley, storage bag and sail bag.  Stored in garage.

Can be collected from Brownhills or delivered if nearby.

Price £725 o.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
£750 o.n.o.
West Sussex
(ad placed 03/09/2017)
Tinker Star Traveller for sale, sail No 2571.  I bought this in 2006 from the first owner (bought new apparently in 1992) intending to use it as a tender for my cruising boat but it soon became apparent that it was too bulky for easy stowage as I got older, so despite its many plus points it was soon relegated to the garage.  Consequently it has been lightly used and is in very good condition.  There have been no repairs needed.

The boat has all the original components including mainsail, furling jib, fixed jib, 3 section mast, oars, dagger board, rudder, rigging, storage bags, repair kit, foot pump etc.

I am also selling it with a Mariner 5 HP outboard and separate fuel tank which is also lightly used and in full working condition.  If not needed by the purchaser then I am happy to retain this with a corresponding reduction in sale price.

Please call if you require any further information.

Price £750 o.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Foldaway RIB
(ad updated 25/08/2017)
Tinker Foldaway RIB, sail number 6695, with all the necessary accessories including mainsail & foresail.

The bought was bought secondhand about 6/7 years ago, it has been rarely used and is in good condition.  It can be folded for ease of transport, it also has a repair kit which has not been used.

The wood is immaculate, a really fun vessel for sail or motor use.

It is available for collection in Devon.

Price £900.

email  David Batten
Mob: 07907 784934
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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
£400 o.n.o.
West Wiltshire
(ad placed 21/08/2017)
I have for sale my Tinker Star Traveller.  I am not sure of it's age but the previous owner did say early eighties and that the sail number is correct.  I have owned the boat for about 12 years and it has only been used during that time once a year as a holiday boat!  Rowing, sailing etc with the grandkids who are now into kayaking.

It is in generally good condition with no patches and holds air very well as had new valves just before I purchased it.

The tubes and front counter are faded and the floor will need a coat of paint but otherwise it's fine!

As can be seen from the photos it is a proper Star Traveller with the front alloy brace and roller reefed jib.  It also has the standard jib which I didn't photograph.  Also has the tube mounted launching trolley.

I am in West Wiltshire about 12 miles south of junction 17 M4.  Feel free to ask any questions by email or phone.

Price £400 o.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
(ad placed 10/08/2017)
Tinker Tramp, sail number 6631.  Purchased new from Henshaws in approx 1998.

Only used about a handful of times therefore in really good condition, no patches, inner and outer tubes sound with no leakage.

All original components in excellent working order including:
  • 4 section mast
  • Mainsail
  • Self furling jib
  • Small jib
  • Centreboard
  • Rudder and tiller with extension
  • Oars (in 2 sections)
  • Foot pump
  • Repair kit
Price £595.

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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
(ad placed 26/07/2017)
Tinker Traveller, sail number 1249.  In excellent condition - has been dry stored with very little use.  No patches.  Clip-on launch and recovery wheels, oars and paddles, electric and foot inflation pumps, storage/carry bags, manual and other literature.

Price £650.

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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
£1200 o.n.o.
North Staffordshire
(ad placed 26/07/2017)
Tinker Star Traveller, sail number 6841 in immaculate condition.  Comes complete with main sail, furling gib and smaller jib.

Fully set up for racing.

Also includes manual and electronic pumps, oars, anchor, fenders and collapsible trolley.  Has appropriate bags for boat and spars etc.

Illness forces sale.  More photos avariable on request.

Boat is in North-Staffordshire but we are happy to help with delivery.

Offers in the region of £1200.

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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
£500 o.n.o.
Chippenham, Wiltshire.
(ad placed 11/02/2017)
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.

Price £500 o.n.o.  Delivery not included.

email  John Moncrieff
Tel: 01249 651644
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For Sale
Tinker Traveller and Outboard
Costa Rica
(ad placed 14/09/2016)
Tinker Traveller, year of manufacture 1984.  It was in very good condition in 2013 and worked very well for me.  It loses air slowly, the wood is in good condition but could do with being painted.  The is no mast or boom, but the sails and all the wooden parts (rudder and daggerboard) are OK.  The outboard and tank probably need servicing following some saltwater exposure.

My preference is to sell as a whole, but will consider selling it by part.

Buyer to arrange delivery.

Price £300.

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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
(ad updated 01/09/2016)
Star Traveller, sail number 7142.  Little used, good order and well looked after.  No patches.

Complete with reefing main sail, self furling large jib and small jib.  Also oars, pump, launch trolley.

Ready to sail.

Reason for sale - grandson sailed it as a 10 year old onwards, but now gone AWOL!!

Can be viewed in Yorkshire or, by arrangement, at a Tinker sailing meeting.

Price £1450.

email  Elaine Ellwood
Tel: 01757 270352
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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
£1750 o.n.o.
Kidderminster, Worcestershire.
(ad updated 11/08/2016)
Tinker Star Traveller, sail number 6384.  Bought new from Henshaws in 1998.

This Tinker has hardly been used due to my far too busy working life.  It is therefore truly in mint condition.  It has been stored in a dry environment and has no patches, marks or scratches at all.  It has all original components including an unused self furling jib and oars.  The only sign of use is on the original outer storage cover, which has some dirty marks and the trolley, which has a slight paint peel.

Price £1750 o.n.o.

email  Terry Stack
Tel: 07854 640347
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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
£1300 o.n.o.
(ad placed 02/07/2016)
This Tinker Traveller was purchased several years ago with the intention of sailing but we have never got round to doing it.  We believe that it has never been sailed and only ever used as a tender.

It has the inflatable life raft canopy along with a sea anchor, oars and all of the equipment shown in the photos.  It blows rigid and retains shape without leaking.

  • Overall length: 12' (3.66m)
  • Beam: 4'9" (1.45m)
  • Draft with daggerboard down: 2'10" (0.86m)
  • Mast height: 14'8" (4.47m)
  • Sail area: 50 sq ft (4.65 sq m)
  • Folded: 45" x 24" x 13" (114cm x 61cm x 33cm)
  • Hull weight: 70lb (32kg)
  • Rig: aluminium spars in sections of maximum 6' (1.83m)
  • Capacity: Up to 6 adults or 1250lb (565kg)

Price £1300 o.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
€1200 or £1000
Waterford, Republic of Ireland.
(ad placed 04/06/2016)
Inflatable boat.  Can be rigged for sailing, rowing, or motoring, and when deflated, fold up small enough to fit the boot of a medium sized car.  The mast breaks down into sections, none longer than 1.8m and fits comfortably onto a roof rack or into an estate car.

Can be sailed single handed or with crew.  They can take an outboard of up to 5hp.

Comes complete with oars, daggerboard, mast, and sails.  Fitted with full survival equipment including inflatable canopy and CO2 bottles.

Transport can be arranged.

Price €1200 or £1000.

email  Donal Brazil
Tel: +353-51-875636
Mob: +353-87-2886410
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For Sale
Tinker Traveller hull & oars
£475 o.n.o.
(ad placed 21/05/2016)
Tinker Star hull and oars, built circa 1995.  Good condition with one patch.  Original pump, carry bag and oars.

Stored in garage.

Price £475 o.n.o.

email  Huw Williams
Tel: 01392 445622
Mob: 07887 55762
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