08/11/2020

How to Pack Away Your Takacat Lite X

by Alex Caslow

One of the distinguishing features of the Takacat Lite X is how easy it can be stored in two bags. This makes the boat ideal for enthusiasts with limited storage space, smaller vehicles, or a desire to travel with their Takacat.

Below is an easy-to-follow guide for packing away the Takacat Lite X, as well as a video tutorial.

Tools You'll Need:

  • Takacat Lite X storage bags

Instructions for Packing Away Your Takacat Lite X

1) Make sure your Takacat Lite X is completely dry and clean before deflating.

2) Remove the following parts prior to deflating: tube transom bars, outboard motor mount, oars, floor insert.

3) Deflate the boat by opening the Halkey Roberts valves; see the infographic below about how these valves work.

Halkey Roberts Valves How-To Infographic

4) Beginning with the bow, fold the boat into thirds.

5) Roll-up side to side, pushing out any residual air as you go.

6) Once rolled up, wrap the webbing straps around the rolled-up boat to hold shape. The straps also make lifting the boat easier.

7) Place the opened storage bag over the top of the rolled-up boat.

8) Roll the bag over and zip it closed.

9) Place tube transom bars and other accessories inside the second storage bad and zip it closed.

10) Store bags in a dry area without direct sunlight.

Tube Pack-Down Sizes of Takcat Lite X Models

  • 260 LX: 37.5" x 14" x 14" @ 35 lbs.
  • 300 LX: 41.5" x 14" x 14" @ 46 lbs.
  • 340 LX: 47" x 14" x 14" @ 59 lbs.
  • 380 LX: 53" x 14" x 14" @ 59 lbs.
  • 420 LX: 57" x 18" x 18" @ 70 lbs.

Transom Pack-Down Sizes of Takcat Lite X Models

  • 260 LX: 35.5" x 14" x 10" @ 20 lbs.
  • 300 LX: 35.5" x 14" x 10" @ 20 lbs.
  • 340 LX: 35.5" x 14" x 10" @ 20 lbs.
  • 380 LX: 35.5" x 14" x 10" @ 33 lbs.
  • 420 LX: 35.5" x 14" x 10" @ 40 lbs.