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


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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?
email  Richard Bircher
Mob: 07976 885871
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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
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
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.

email  Chris Binks
Tel: 07919 674960
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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.

email  Richard Fowler
Tel: 07340 815541
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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.

email  F. Keith Ager
Tel: 01702 230896
Mob: 07999 829864
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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
or £850 for both
(ad placed 09/06/2018)
Tinker Traveller, HIN JMHGB94GE090, sail number 1946, year of manufacture 1990.

My Tinker Traveller is now under-used and I'm not getting any younger....!

Built by Andrew Butt of Henshaws, I have had it from new.  It has had little use - always fresh water, mainly Bala or Lakes.  Always dry-stored in my garage when not in use.

It has all rigging, pump, dagger board, lifting rudder etc and is in excellent condition.  No patches - 100% airtight and watertight.  Bottom has slight cosmetic scratches but all is sound.

Includes a home-brew launching dolly which fits the dagger-board slot and works very well.

Also available is a Suzuki 2.5 4-stroke outboard, bought in 2006 and in excellent condition with little (freshwater) use.  Worked perfectly when last used 2 years ago.  It has an adaptor plate to fit the Tinker transom and a tiller-arm extension if needed,

Price - Tinker £700, Outboard £200, or boat with motor £850 - gotta be a bargain!

Available in Chester, or can deliver in UK at cost.

email  Alan Dixon
Tel: 01244 660515
Mob: 07738 885932
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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
plus Mariner Outboard
£850 for both
(ad placed 01/06/2018)
Tinker Star Traveller, sail number 5508.

Comes with:
  • Carrier bag for the hull.
  • Full set of sails and mast, centre board, and carrier bag.
  • Trolley, pump and accessories in bag, set of oars.
  • Full history and documentation.
Sale price includes a 2 stroke Mariner outboard motor.

I have used it on the Thames and Cherwell here in Oxford, and had great fun rowing and paddling and using it as testbed to experiment with a smaller sail and sculling oar to suit the narrow waterways.  I have never used the full sail set.  Attached is a photo of the Tinker, plus experimental sculling oar and sail.

Price £850 for boat and outboard.

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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 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.

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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 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).

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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
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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