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Old 12-09-2020, 09:05   #1
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The recent article at Practical Sailor of 9/2020 on the Takacat inflatable cat is interesting. My well beaten AB 340 RIB has always been too heavy to deal with or hoist over the foredeck during offshore cruising. While considering a 270-280 aluminum RIB, this one looks like a revolutionary idea. To me it seems like a solution for a lighter yet large enough and very stable dinghy that can also deflate to a compact storage when necessary.

Anyone here experienced in using the Takacat (www.takacat.com) as an effective cruising boat tender especially in comparison to the conventional RIBs?
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Re: Takacat tender for cruising boats

There are few Takacat users on these boards, you might find their opinions on some of the other threads about it.

I like the idea, but in reality, it's quite expensive, and I can't see the sea handling and ride being as good as a aluminium floored rib. I suppose though by the same rationale, I should get rid of my Catamaran, and buy and Aluminium boat.
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Re: Takacat tender for cruising boats

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The recent article at Practical Sailor of 9/2020 on the Takacat inflatable cat is interesting. My well beaten AB 340 RIB has always been too heavy to deal with or hoist over the foredeck during offshore cruising. While considering a 270-280 aluminum RIB, this one looks like a revolutionary idea. To me it seems like a solution for a lighter yet large enough and very stable dinghy that can also deflate to a compact storage when necessary.



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Re: Takacat tender for cruising boats

I'm a new Takacat dealer located in the North Myrtle Beach SC area. I'd be happy to help in any way with Takacat info or demos if you're in my area.

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