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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
(ad placed 17/05/2022)
Tinker Star Traveller, sail number 5757.

Full sailing kit, excellent condition as we mainly used the Tinker with an outboard, as a tender.

Includes 3 part mast and boom with kicker, mainsail, small jib, furling large jib, all rigging, oars, pump, anchor, buoyancy bag, mast beam, centreboard, rudder and tiller with extension, all original bags (boat, ropes and poles, sails), Tinker trolley and owners manual.

Very good condition, holds pressure, complete and ready to sail. The transom has been repaired, with an aluminium bar on top and wooden bracing fore and aft.  It is coated in epoxy and strong, but cosmetically could be improved (shown in photo).

Price £1000.

email  Brendan Davies
Tel: 01132 403140
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For Sale
Tinker Super Tramp
Gosport, Hampshire
(ad placed 15/05/2022)
Tinker Super Tramp, sail number 5614, year of manufacture 1995.

Full performance sailing kit (masthead jib with jib furler, floor beam, tiller extension) as well as 3 part mast, mainsail and a second jib, oars, pump, rig and hull bags.

Good condition, holds pressure.  A couple of cleats need re-riveting, otherwise complete and ready to sail.

Price £495.

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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
Fareham, Hampshire.
(ad placed 13/05/2022)
Tinker Tramp, sail number 5602.

Full sailing kit with 3 part mast, main and small jib, 2 part oars, pump, rig and hull bags.

Good condition, holds pressure, no repairs.

Complete and ready to sail.

Price £800.

email  Bruce Kavanagh
Mob: 07525 147348
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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
Lymington, Hampshire
(ad placed 12/05/2022)
Tinker Star Traveller, sail number 5693, manufactured in 1995, owned from new.  She has been cleaned with fresh water after every use and kept dry, hence the great condition of the tubes.  Also included are:
  • Sails, including a furling gib and rigging.
  • Original bags and foot pump
  • Oars (sorry, I forgot to take a photo of them)
The boat was usually used with an outboard and she has only been sailed a few times, therefore the sails and rigging are still in extremely good condition.

Viewings welcomed.

Price £1250.

email  Victoria Scott
Mob: 07775 881650
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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
(ad placed 12/05/2022)
Tinker Tramp, sail No. 2487.

The hull tubes are in good condition with no patches or obvious leaks.  Stays up for a full days sailing.

Standard Tinker sails, in good used condition.

Working original Tinker pump.

I have added shrouds to the mid point of the mast for extra support.

The foils and spars ae in excellent condition.

The boat is complete and ready to sail.

Price £600.

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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
& Suzuki 2hp Outboard
Skelton, Cleveland
(near Saltburn)
(ad placed 07/05/2022)
Red Tinker Star Traveller, sail number 5056, year of manufacture 1993.  One owner from new.

The boat is in good condition - the hull is clean and very tidy.  The sailing gear is hardly used and is in excellent condition.

It comes with a launching trolley, oars, sectional mast etc.  All in stowage bags.  All of the equipment has been stored in a dry garage and in their respective covers/bags.

Price also includes a 2hp Suzuki outboard, which has been well stored and is in good condition.

Price £1250.

Please note that I do not have a photograph of my Tinker under sail, and the first photograph below is of the next sail number in sequence to give an idea of what mine looks like.

email  Stephen Wilde
Tel: 01287 653468
Mob: 07917 558552
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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
£950 o.n.o.
Mariner 5HP Outboard
£400 o.n.o.
Beaminster, Dorset.
(ad placed 28/04/2022)
For sale by original owner.  Tinker Star Traveller, built September 1988, hull and sail number 1632.

Comes with:
  • Complete and unused performance sailing equipment
  • Oars with captive rowlocks
  • Fitted with CO2 valves
  • Original documentation
  • Clip on launching wheels
Unused and dry stored last 15 years whilst owner abroad.  Previously used mainly on river and always dry stored.

Serviced by RIB Repair (the official Tinker Servicing Agent) in March 2022, 4 x new valves fitted and 2 x patches.

Also Mariner 5HP outboard, purchased with Tinker.  Also lightly used mainly in fresh water and dry garage stored.  Recently serviced.

Buyer collects.

-  Tinker Star Traveller £950 o.n.o.
-  Mariner 5HP outboard £400 o.n.o.

email  Mark Oppe
Mob: 07870 266897
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For Sale
Tinker Super Tramp
£650 o.v.n.o.
Ipswich, Suffolk.
(ad placed 28/04/2022)
Tinker Super Tramp sailing inflatable dinghy and all the kit to go with it.  Sail number 2151, Hull Identification Number (HIN) JMHGB151J090, manufactured in October 1990.

In excellent condition for age and clearly very little use throughout its life. £650 ovno. Based Ipswich, Suffolk.

Price £650 o.v.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
Shoreham by Sea,
West Sussex.
(ad placed 24/03/2022)
Tinker Tramp, sail number 2700.  In very good condition with no repairs or patches.  The sailing equipment is in excellent condition.  The hull is very good and holds air well with no perceptible leaks, and with only minor scuff marks from use.  There are some scratches on the mast from storage.

Oars and foot pump are included.  Original spars bag.

Selling due to lack of use and time to enjoy.

Price £650.

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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
& Honda Outboard

Priced Separately:
• Tinker Tramp £390
• Outboard £250

Near Oxford
(ad updated 05/03/2022)
Classic Tinker Tramp (liferaft version), sail number 543.  Originally purchased in the mid 1980's, and stored unused in the attic since the mid 1990's.

The hull holds pressure well!  And everything is in good working condition.

Here is a list of the equipment included:
  • Sail number 543
  • Mast
  • Main Sail (battens lost but easy to replace)
  • Daggerboard
  • Rudder & Tiller
  • Pump
  • Gas bottles
  • Inflatable liferaft cover (unused)
  • Liferaft drogue (unused)
  • Oars
Also included - Honda 2.5 HP 4 stroke engine (2010) runs well.

Price together - Tinker Tramp & Outboard - £590.

Priced separately:
•  Tinker Tramp £390
•  Outboard £250.

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For Sale
Classic Tinker Tramp
£450 o.n.o.
Nr Petersfield, Hampshire.
(ad placed 28/01/2022)
Classic Tinker Tramp, sail number 1907, safely stored since 2017 but previously used for twenty years as an excellent tender.  Bought in very good condition from a friend.

Hull holds pressure.  Wear and tear but none serious.
  • Mast
  • Mainsail and battens
  • Daggerboard
  • Rudder and tiller
  • Pump
  • Oars, including one spare

  • Price £450 o.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
£800 o.n.o.
Galashiels, Scottish Borders.
(ad placed 28/01/2022)
Classic Tinker Star Traveller, sail number 2554, manufactured in the early 1990's.

Had lots of fun with her when my son was younger, but don't get to sail her these days as my time is spent playing with bigger boats.
  • Lightly used over the last 5 years, but lots of adventures prior to that in the Lake district, on Scottish lochs and in the Atlantic
  • Performance sailing kit (standard Traveller rig plus furling masthead jib, bulkhead, kicking strap, and tiller extension)
  • Had one puncture repair when I purchased her, but she holds air very well and I've had no problems myself
  • Oars, pump, launching wheels, original bags
  • When folded the boat fits into the boot of an estate car and the mast sections, oars etc fit easily on roof bars (in the bag supplied)

Price £800 o.n.o.  Buyer collects.

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For Sale
Tinker Traveller Sails,
Rudder, & Daggerboard
(ad updated 12/01/2022)
I have the following Tinker parts from a classic Tinker Traveller that have not been used for years.  Sleeved mainsail 1668 in reasonable shape.  The jib got very dirty whilst in storage.

Daggerboard and rudder/tiller in excellent condition.

Price £130, which includes postage within the UK.

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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
£850 o.v.n.o.
Eastleigh, Hampshire.
(ad placed 09/11/2021)
Tinker Star Traveller, sail number No. 6956, manufactured in April 2000.

Good condition.

Comes with:
  • Performance sailing kit - masthead jib, jib furling gear, tiller extension, floor beam, kicking strap
  • Small jib
  • Two piece oars
  • Pump
  • Unused repair kit (will require new tube of adhesive)
  • Original manual and certificates etc
  • Original storage bags
  • His and hers buoyancy aids as purchased with the boat
Also comes with quality fold up launching wheels with "Dunemer" tyres, which can also be removed without tools if desired.  In the down position the wheels lift the rudder or an outboard clear.

I will also be including two plywood "blanks" that I made to the outline of the daggerboard and rudder blade in case I had a problem on holiday in France.

It is currently registered on the Small Ships Register and has the name QETOO.

Used exclusively for a few weeks a year on holidays for the past ten years and not at all in the last two.  Usually only used with a small outboard for fishing trips rather than the sailing kit.

Good condition for age as can be seen in photos, but any inspection welcomed.

Price £850 o.v.n.o.  Collection only.

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For Sale
Tinker Foldaway RIB

Sensible offers in the region of £750

Located in Haarlem (near Amsterdam), the Netherlands.
(ad placed 20/09/2021)
Tinker Foldaway RIB sailing dinghy, manufactured in August 2001, sail number 6967.

Comes with full unused sailing kit in new condition.   It is 9'/2.75m long, and has a 59ft2/5.5m2 sail area.  See the brochure.

I am the second owner of this Tinker foldaway RIB that has been used as a tender on a sailboat for several years.

As I have never used the sailing kit, it is time to offer it for sale to someone interested in a sailing dinghy/tender.

It combines ease of storage and transportation, rapid deployment (just inflate) and has the advantages of a rigid bottom when rowing/motoring and landing on a rocky shore.

The 2 small transom wheels makes it easy to roll up a ramp.

Condition - (see pictures, more pics/info available, just ask).  It is in a well used but ready to use condition and holds air/pressure for several days before needing a little top up.  There are no repairs to the air chambers, just some scuffing marks and missing a line on one side where the loops failed.

The fibreglass rigid parts have been maintained, repaired, upgraded with epoxy/fibreglass as shown on the pictures.  Some white paint would go a long way to make it looks nicer!

The sailing kit (see pictures) is as brand new, never installed and includes all that is shown on the pictures PLUS a few small items that were missed during pictures taking.

Included, but not limited to (see pictures for complete list):
  • Jib
  • Mainsail
  • 3 piece mast
  • Mast support beam
  • Daggerboard
  • Rudder/tiller
  • Two-piece wooden oars
  • Battens
  • Blocks
  • Original new repair kit
  • Various cables (including the ones removed from the bottom of the RIB)
Protected by the included cover when folded & stored on deck, always stored inside during winter.

Price - sensible offers in the region of £750 o.n.o.

Located in Haarlem (near Amsterdam), the Netherlands.  Pick-up or will deliver to a local shipping store of your choice who can do packaging/shipping for you.

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For Sale
Tinker Foldaway RIB
(ad placed 10/05/2021)
Tinker Foldaway RIB, sail number 6762, manufactured in 1999.  There are a few age related marks but overall good condition.

It comes with full set of sails in very good condition, hardly used oars, daggerboard, and rudder.

Everything ready to go, though the main carrying bag needs a bit of attention.  I can put it on a pallet if required, or pickup from Hereford.

Please feel free to contact me if you require any more information.

Price £850.

email  Paul Kenyon
Mob: 07399 883994
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