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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.

email  Phil Dormon
Tel: 01326 211821
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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
£500 o.n.o.
Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan.
(ad placed 26/02/2018)
Tinker Tramp, sail number 1019, built around 1983.

Complete with all original equipment and sound tubes.  Jib.  Full inflatable liferaft kit / cover / gas bottles.

Wheels fit to bracket on transom.

Offers circa £500.

email  Robert Hemmings
Tel: 07941 261926
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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
Offers over £75
Kinghorn, Fife.
(ad updated 12/02/2018)
Tinker Traveller, 12ft, restored with sealed dagger board slot for use with oars or an outboard.  Loses some air slowly so best regarded as a day boat.

For collection or could be delivered to rendezvous between central Scotland and English Midlands at end of February or end of March.

Price much reduced to offers over £75.

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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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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
£950 o.n.o.
Eastbourne, East Sussex.
(ad placed 06/12/2017)
Tinker Tramp, year of manufacture 2010, sail number 7707.  Henshaws stopped making Tinkers in 2010 and I was told this was the last one made.  It has hardly been used and has only been sailed twice.  It was used as rowing boat by the previous owner.

It is in excellent condition, being unmarked and without blemishes.

All sails and spars are in individual bags.  There are two footpumps plus the repair kit, and a sack trolley to move boat around on hard ground.

Need to sell due to space required!!

Price £950 o.n.o. - cash on collection.

email  Richard Cullingford
Tel: 01323 737028
Mob: 07796 363730
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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
£500 o.n.o.
North Nottinghamshire
(ad placed 27/11/2017)
Yellow Sailing Traveller, sail number 5163, year of manufacture 1993.

This was bought as a transportable dingy for our holidays in France and has seen only light use.  With none of my grandchildren interested in "adopting" her the time has come to find her a new home.

The boat has all the components from new including an unused(!) repair kit.

Price £500 o.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
Gosport, Hampshire.
(ad placed 05/11/2017)
Tinker Tramp, sail number 7009.

Comes with:
  • Performance sailing kit, including furling genoa and small jib.
  • Main and genoa have clear windows.
  • 4 section mast.
  • Tiller extension.
  • Quick release shroud jammers.
  • New oars.
  • Double action pump.
  • Bags for everything.
  • Repair kit.
Dual-position support - the mast can be moved forward if you just want the main up and the dinghy is then better balanced like say a Topper or Laser.

No patches, no leaks.

Collect from Gosport or could meet J11 M27.

Price £625.

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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.

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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 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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