Posted by: Nicholas | August 30, 2013

The maker of a Tinker Tramp

We have just bought a Tinker Tramp secondhand.

The owner was in Malta, on his way to the Caribbean via Gibraltar. A Tinker has a wooden bottom and the voracious teredo worms would soon eat through the bottom, so he wanted to buy an aluminium boat. Luckily, his route through the Western Mediterranean took him through Mahon, and he delivered the Tinker directly to Tripitaka in her birth in Cala Llonga. That was a result, thanks, Roy.

As we inflated the boat, we looked at the sign on the transom which told us where the boat was made, and who by.

Sailors are a superstitious lot. The name of the builder looks like a good omen to me.