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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
£700
near Warwick, UK
(ad placed 25/11/2023)
Tinker Star Traveller for sale, manufactured in 1999, excellent condition.  This is the top of the range version that comes with the performance sailing kit (masthead jib, jib furler, kicking strap, floor beam, and tiller extension).

12 ft long.  Excellent condition, lightly used and stored clean and dry.  Sails very well (9 knots!) with one or two adults or an adult and three children (4 people at squeeze).

Full sailing kit included (all original):
  • Main sail (with battens)
  • Furling masthead jib
  • Standard small jib
  • Oars
  • All rigging and sheets
  • Tell tail/burgee
  • Floor beam (keeps the bow down when using the masthead jib)
  • Daggerboard
  • Rudder
  • Anchor
  • Foot pump
  • Original repair kit (not used)
  • Original receipt plus owners manual and catalogue
  • VHS instruction tape
  • Carry bags
All in excellent condition.

The boat fits in the boot of an estate car (including mast) and in an aeroplane (I have taken the boat to Greece twice by standard flights; it even goes in an airport taxi).

Everything works very well.

Happy to discuss and answer any questions.

Price £700.

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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
£550
Wimborne, Dorset
(ad placed 15/10/2023)
Classic Tinker Traveller, sail number 1531.  Good condition.  Recently inflated and it holds air fully.

Comes with:
  • Sails (look unused)
  • Tracked mast, boom, all rigging
  • Daggerboard
  • Rudder
  • Pump
  • Oars with attached rowlocks
  • Inflatable canopy
  • Drogue

Price £550.

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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
£400
Stroud Gloucestershire
approx 15 miles from South Cerney lakes
(ad updated 04/10/2023)
Tinker Traveller, sail number 6127, year of manufacture 1997, hull identification number GBJMHO6127A797.  I find it hard to believe that this was manufactured in 1997.  It has had only intermittent use and only in freshwater lakes and rivers.

It has been stored out of any direct sunshine and comes complete with sails, all rigging, a paddle and new foot pump.  I pressure tested both inner and outer tubes.  The wood varnish condition demonstrates the quality of the Henshaw construction.

Price £400.

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For Sale
Tinker Parts
£100 o.n.o.
St Johns Chapel, Co Durham
(ad update 22/09/2023)
Tinker sailing parts from second hand Tinker purchase and not needed nor used.  I would like them to be used again.
  • Mainsail
  • Jib
  • Mast and boom (no rigging)
  • Rudder/Tiller
  • 6 ft oars (need some TLC but serviceable)
Pick up from St Johns Chapel, Co Durham or may be able to deliver between there and Clyde Scotland area where boat is.  Postage at cost.

Price £100 o.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
£299 o.n.o.
near Gloucester
(ad placed 27/08/2023)
Tinker Traveller used as a tender.  The boat is inflatable, can be rigged for sailing, rowing, and motoring and, when deflated, fold up small enough to go in the boot of a medium sized car.  The mast breaks down into sections,none longer than 1.8m (6ft) and fits onto a roof rack or into an estate car.

Can be sailed single handedly or with crew.  It can take an outboard of up to 5 h.p.
  • 11ft x 4ft 9ins.
  • Folded: 45in x 21in x 12in.
  • Hull Weight: 581bs.
Comes with mast, rigging, boom, oars, seat for when rowing, foot pump - all in good condition.  Well looked after and stored in a dry garage.  Also includes two life preservers, carry bag, and launch trolley.

Items NOT included in sale:
  • Sails
  • Rudder
  • Transverse mast support
  • Daggerboard

Price £299 o.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
£375 o.n.o.
Emsworth, West Sussex
(ad placed 21/08/2023)
Classic Tinker Star Traveller, sail number 1646 complete with sail rig.

The boat comes in a bag.  The original "mushroom" valves have been replaced with Leafield C7 valves.  There are no patches, and the inner and outer tubes were last professionally checked in 2018.  Her underside would benefit from a coat of paint.

The sail rig (recently serviced) is complete, and comes in the original bag.

We have owned the boat since new, we have sailed her over the years off Jersey, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bermuda and more recently Chichester Harbour.  She has been a great family boat - our children learned to sail in her and we will be sad to see her go, but hope that it will be to another family.

Price £375 o.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Tramp Liferaft
Free To A Good Home
Crieff , Perthshire
(ad placed 17/08/2023)


Tinker Tramp life raft canopy.  Free to a good home.



Price £Free.

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For Sale
Tinker Foldaway RIB
£875
St Ives, Cornwall
(or could delivery to Bristol area)
(ad placed 07/08/2023)
Tinker Foldaway RIB including full sailing kit.

Very good condition with no marks, punctures or patches.

3.3hp Mariner outboard.  Serviced last year (new impeller) and only used 5-6 hours since.

Price £875.

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For Sale
Tinker Funsail
£750 o.n.o.
Weymouth (could transport to Southampton)
(ad placed 04/08/2023)
Tinker Funsail, in good condition with full sailing kit - mainsail, jib, mast, boom, daggerboard, rudder, and pump.

Holds air very well.

Price £750 o.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
£595
Lymington, Hampshire
(ad placed 26/07/2023)
Classic Tinker Tramp, sail number 1756 - lovingly restored and in good condition.
  • Main sail with 3 batons
  • All rigging
  • Daggerboard
  • Rudder with new iroko hardwood tiller
  • Pump
  • Oars with attached rowlocks
  • Transom dinghy dolly wheels
All wood areas were sanded back two years ago by my decorator and myself and we re-varnished the transom and seat and painted the white areas with a 2 part paint for durability.

There are 5 patches which were done by RIB Repair once I bought the boat.

Original paperwork and patches.

Holds it's air fully.

Price £595.

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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
£425 o.n.o.
Saxilby near Lincoln
(ad updated 16/07/2023)
Tinker Tramp No. C31142.  Comes with rowing oars and sailing kit.

Old but in good usable condition.  The outer tubes hold air well, the inner tubes don't - but this does not affect the abilities of the boat on the water.

Price £425 o.n.o.

email  Alan Johnson
Mob: 07768 582987
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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
£450 o.n.o.
Near Monmouth
(ad placed 05/07/2023)
Tinker Traveller, sail number 971.

I last used this Tinker Traveller a few years ago and put it away intending to get the valves serviced as they were troublesome to seal.

I've never got around to it and realise I am unlikely to, so have decided to sell.

Stupidly, I have left the valves elsewhere so am unable to show it inflated in the pictures.  I can get them, but it will take a while so I'm selling the boat as shown in the pictures.

Note from Tinker Class Owners Association - RIBStore sell many replacement valves, and valves can also turn up on eBay.  Also available are valve Hypalon doubler patches which allow the fitting of later model, smaller diameter, valves.

The sailing gear is all in good condition and is complete as far as I can see as are the bags.  The sails are clean with no tears.  The jib is shown on the furler.  There are two oars and the original pump.

The hypalon on the hull is good.  There is a small patch on the rear port sponson that should be reglued but other than that, and the "tired" valves it looks like it has a lot of life and is certainly worth resurrecting.

There is a little bit of paperwork with it too.

Price £450 o.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
£600 o.n.o.
Near Swindon, Wiltshire
(ad placed 02/07/2023)
Tinker Star Traveller 2241, built in 1991.

The hull is in good condition though would benefit with new valves fitting (4 valves and hypalon doublers including glue approx £110 IBS boat supplies).  The front end has a floor beam fitted in addition to the bulkhead and brace to further stiffen the bow.

Unfortunately a mouse made some holes in the mainsail hence the blue patches.  I do have another mainsail available for £50.

Rudder and daggerboard are both good, oars fair. mast and sail bags.

Price £600 o.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
£950 o.n.o.
near Burton upon Trent
(ad placed 04/06/2023)
Tinker Tramp, manufactured and delivered in March 1996.

One owner from new and little used, both as a sail boat and a tender with outboard.  The sails are virtually as new as they haven't been used more than 5 times.

All original accessories and bag.  All tubes stay up, inner and outer, no air leaks and has no damage to floor or underside.  Always dry stored in garage from new.
  • Original pump
  • Original spars and sails no damage, dents, repairs
  • Original ropes & sheets are clean and undamaged
  • Original accessory bag for spares etc and sail bag
  • Original varnished centre board & rudder in very good condition
Contact richard.bird@tinkerowners.org.uk for further details.

Price £950 o.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Tramp sailing kit
£300
Greenisland, Co Antrim
(ad placed 24/05/2023)
Classic Tinker Tramp sailing kit, circa 1988.

Includes sails, mast, boom, daggerboard, and rudder.

Never used!

Price £300.

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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
£300
Lymington, Hampshire
(ad placed 23/05/2023)
This Tinker Tramp has given many years of reliable service and holds its air well.  Supplied with foot pump and rowlocks but no oars.  Good condition for its age.  Length 2.7m.  One owner since circa 1986.

Price £300.

email  William Payne
Mob: 07850 171898
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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
£425 o.n.o.
Faversham, Kent
(ad placed 01/05/2023)
Classic Tinker Tramp, sail number 2264 with sailing kit (Sanders Sails) & oars.

Previously used as a yacht tender, packed and covered on deck.

Now unused as we're "gonna need a bigger boat"!

Price £425 o.n.o.

email  Richard Winnett
Mob: 07722 565112
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