Get help with your Takacat inflatable boat

Learn how to set up and pack down your Takacat with How-To Videos, find technical information and performance tips.


How To Videos 

Set up Video (Lite, LX & LS range)

Pack down Video (Lite, LX & LS range)

Set up Video (Sports range)

Pack down Video (Sports range)

New Takacat Quick Release Motor Mount / setup guide



Takacat Tube Transom (R) / Quick Release motor mount


Tip: When inserting the Tube Transom use soapy water.


  1. Insert the smaller (inner) motor board into position.
  2. Place a s/s washer onto the bolt and insert through (larger) transom board
  3. Place rubber washer onto the bolt and then insert through smaller (inner) motor board.
  4. Place washer onto bolt and then twist the eye nut clockwise till firm 


Technical information


Unlike conventional ribs or inflatable boats Takacats can be re-tubed simply and cost effectively due to our revolutionary tube transom (R). Our fully removable high-pressure air deck floor system, and tubes are not fixed or glued to a hull or transom. There is no hassle or costly process to have your aged of damaged tubes re made and re glued to the hull. You just simply order a set of new tubes direct from Takacat.

Floor construction

Takacat's removable high-pressure (10psi) air deck floor systems is very rigid, absorbs impact and also provides a real comfort factor under foot.


A thicker and more rigid air deck floor system was introduced during 2015. New for 2016 / 2017 Takacat has started custom production of a unique anti skid protective top layer with UV additive. A very strong fabric to fabric bonding system that provides additional protection to the high-pressure floor. Ideal for fishing and everyday boating use.



Revolutionary transom

Takacat's innovative open and fully removable transom design enables the Takacat to be rolled-up smaller, easier and lighter than traditional inflatable boats. A big advantage when it comes to handling, transportation and or storage of your portable boat.


Year 2017 to Current

Stainless steel grade 304.

1 x stainless steel bolt & eye nut.

2 x stainless steel spring washers.

1 x 18mm plywood inner transom board.

1 x 18mm plywood outer transom board.



Year 2015 to 2017

Stainless steel grade 304.

4 x stainless steel bolts.

4 x stainless steel spring washers.

4 x stainless steel standard washers.

1 x 18mm plywood outboard mount.




Performance tips

Improve Fuel Economy

The use of a Hydrofoil plate can provide some great advantages including fuel economy, stability and tracking. We have found Permatrim Hydrofoils a very good match for the Takacat hulls and are highly recomended for optimum performance.


Enhance propeller performance

Have your propeller cupped. This is a technique used to enhance the performance of propellers under certain conditions in this case a light weight, tunnel hull inflatable. If you are experiencing cavitation (prop spinning out) then this can easily be fixed by getting the prop cupped. It's a  basically the turning over of the top edge of the propeller which in turn provides extra grip so water doesn't slide off the top edge. This generally makes a big difference to the all round outboard / boats performance and will enable you to get on the plane quicker as well as the ability to plane with a heavier load.





Avoid water kick back

Takacats are designed to be run with a standard 15" short shaft outboard leg. If howevere you experience any water kick back it's most likely that your outboard is to deep in the water. Simply raise your outboard with a wedge until you find the optimum running height for your outboard / load / boat set-up. Alternatively, a foam wedge (or similar) under the floor at base of transom will have the same effect. These heights can very from outboard brands / Hp sizes and models due to different locations of the forward facing spray defector on the outboard leg.









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