How to Pack Away Your Takacat Lite X

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How to Pack Away Your Takacat Lite X

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.