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Don't be put off by the age of a Tinker - if looked after they can last forever!

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


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For Sale
Tinker Foldaway RIB
Malvern, Worcestershire
(ad placed 19/04/2024)
Tinker Foldaway RIB, manufactured in February 1999, sail number 6629.

Excellent condition.

Price £750.

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For Sale
Tinker Tramp
£950 o.n.o.
Poole, Dorset
(ad placed 15/03/2024)
Tinker Tramp, manufactured in 2000, sail number 6979.

Excellent condition and well cared for over the years.

Comes with full sailing rig, oars, launching wheels, davit lifting points, skirt with lacing eyelets on top of the tubes and bow dodger (handy for tying day packs and dry bags to), stowage bags, pump, instruction book and original paperwork.

Price £950 o.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
Yamaha Outboard
Near Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire
(ad placed 15/03/2024)
Classic Tinker Traveller Sailing inflatable complete.  Sail number 1582, with 4HP Yamaha outboard engine (4AS) with separate fuel tank.

The boat was purchased 1988.  The Yamaha outboard was purchased in 1986 & was transferred to the Tinker from being an auxiliary engine on the sale of a Shetland cruiser.   The Tinker has been kept inflated over the years hanging up in roof of garage (see below).  It was last used in 2011, as pictured below.

The outboard was serviced and refurbished that year.  In total it has probably less than 12 hours run time.  Was test run recently.

All items include oars, dagger board, rudder, mast.  Trolley, foot pump, mainsail & jib.

Several fender buoys, pulleys, homemade transom mount for engine & daggerboard slot plug and some cordage will be included along with 2 * buoyancy aids, lifejacket+ childrens, repair kit, all manuals, 2011 engine receipt.

Price - Tinker Traveller Sailing Inflatable £500, Yamaha 4HP outboard £400.

All inclusive.

Delivery will be paid or delivered by seller.  COD or bank transfer on delivery.

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For Sale
Honda 2.3hp Outboard
Clevedon, North Somerset
(ad placed 24/02/2024)
Honda 2.3hp outboard (short shaft).  Used about 10 hours.

In good condition.

Can consider delivering to anywhere in UK or Ireland.

Price Honda 2.3hp outboard £350.

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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
Twickenham, West London
(ad placed 15/02/2024)
Classic Tinker Traveller, manufactured in 1987.  It is in good condition for its age.  It was last used about a year ago.

It comes with a mast, mast extension, 2 sails, inflation foot pump, rigging, sheets, 2 centre boards, rudder, tiller extension, oars, storage bag and a life raft conversion kit.

The liferaft kit has not been serviced for some years.

Price £575.

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For Sale
Tinker Traveller Rig
£100 o.n.o. plus postage
(ad placed 10/02/2024)
I have a rigging set for a Tinker Traveller, which I would like to sell, donating the proceeds to charity.

The set includes a mainsail, jib, mast & boom, rigging as well as a daggerboard and rudder.  The sail no is 2171, as shown in the photos.

Price £100 o.n.o. plus postage - offers considered.

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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
Clevedon, North Somerset
(ad placed 05/02/2024)
Tinker Star Traveller, sail number 7085, manufactured in October 2000.  One of the last Star Travellers in the classic shape designed by Fred Benyon-Tinker.

Very good condition.  Very lightly used (only used on about 10 days in the last 17 years).  Comes with:
  • Performance sailing kit (tiller extension, floor beam, kicking strap)
  • Rudder and daggerboard
  • Mainsail, small jib, masthead jib with furlers top and bottom
  • All rigging and sheets
  • Oars, footpump, & trolley
  • Carry bags

All in good condition.

Can consider delivering to anywhere in UK or Ireland.

Price - Tinker Star Traveller £1050.

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For Sale
Tinker Traveller
£150 o.n.o.
near Gloucester
(ad updated 25/01/2024)
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 £150 o.n.o.

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For Sale
Tinker Star Traveller
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
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
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 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
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.

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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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