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Best Inflatable Boat Accessories For More Fun On the Water

If you want an even more convenient boating trip, you should accessorize your dinghy with the products available and useful to you. You should take shopping for inflatable boat accessories as if you’re looking for home furniture.

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Quick release wheels feature a clip on/off system to your convenience. Source: Takacat

You’re trying to make your comfort and convenience a cruising priority. Here are some useful items you can add to your inflatable boat for a more convenient and well designed inflatable boat

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8 Best Inflatable Boat Accessories for 2021

1. Quick Release Wheels

For convenience and fast action, accessorizing your inflatable boat with quick-release wheels will help you get it to and from the water without so much effort.

This accessory is perfect for inflatable rescue boats. Emergency operations can’t spare any time in hauling the inflatable boat to the water.

Takacat’s removable Tube Transom revolutionizes inflatable boats. It features quick-release wheels that need no drilling or retrofitting. This doesn’t affect your heavy-duty inflatable tender’s storage size and weight as it features a small on and off clip system. 


2. Rod Holders

The best inflatable fishing boats usually have rod holder fittings for a more convenient trip. Takacat brand offers great available accessories, a simple on/off clip set of stainless steel rod holders.

Purchasing a quick-release type of rod holder will allow you to mount your rod while you take a seat and wait for a fish to bite your bait. 


3. Electric Air Pump

When cruising the SoCal water, time is of the essence. You want to enjoy your time doing the activity rather than setting up for it. The Speedy Electric Pump is one of Takacat’s convenient items to add to enhance your boating convenience.

Manual inflation takes much longer than electric pump inflation. Depending on the size of your boat, inflation usually takes at least 5-10 minutes. Getting an electric air pump will enhance the use and enjoyment of your inflatable boat. 


4. Boat Covers

Using your inflatable frequently makes it prone to wear, especially if inflated and in storage for more extended periods. Takacat offers boat covers for inflatable catamarans to protect it from the sun’s damaging rays and other environmental factors.

Covering your boat when not in use will prolong its life span and protect it from wear. 


5. Portable Camera Mount

Brocraft Kayak Portable Camera Mount/for GO Pro Mount with 9inch Extension Arm
  • locks down a standard camera or GoPro without needing a...
  • Fixed 228mm( 9inch) aluminum extender, can adjustable...
  • fully twistable, turn-able, rotatable, and best of all

When cruising the SoCal waters, you can find many picturesque scenes and moments that are worth capturing. Having a portable mount for your GoPro or camera will help you lock down your camera or GoPro without a special adapter.

This portable camera mount comes with an aluminum extender, which you can adjust, twist, turn, and rotate. 


6. Fish Finder

HDS-12 Live - 12-inch Fish Finder Active Imaging 3 in 1 Transducer Active Imaging Sonar, FishReveal Fish Targeting Smartphone Integration. Preloaded C-MAP US Enhanced Mapping. …
  • HDS-12 LIVE - 12-inch Fish Finder with Active Imaging 3 In 1...
  • MOST ADVANCED FISHFINDER TECHNOLOGY: Simultaneously view...
  • QUAD-CORE PROCESSOR: HDS employs a dual-core processor with...

The water is an unpredictable body, and almost no human can memorize what’s underneath. With a fish finder, fishing becomes easier as you can use it to detect water depth and the structures underneath.

Plus, you can approximate the location of the fish you want to hunt, so it will be easier for you to know where you should go with your boat.

After all, the best inflatable fishing boat can take you to fishing spots that bigger ships can’t access.


7. Fish Finder Holders

YakAttack Round Base Fish Finder Mount with Track Mounted LockNLoad Mounting System
  • The cleanest and most secure mounting solution for Garmin...
  • No more ball mounts, no more slipping or rotating in the...
  • Attaches to track using LockNLoad mounting system for...

When fishing on an inflatable boat with a fish finder, you get to know the approximate spot where your target fish is likely to be. Just like your rod and its holder, you also need a holder for your fish finder for ease of maneuvering the boat.

With a fish finder holder, you get to free your hand from the responsibility of holding the fish finder and focus more on boat handling. You can and should never put a price on your comfort and safety.


8. Repair Kit

Tear-Aid Vinyl Inflatable Repair Kit, Yellow Box Type B, 1 Pack
  • Tear-Aid Repair Patches Provide A Simple And Easy Method Of...
  • The Tear-Aid Type B Vinyl Repair Patch Sticks To - Vinyl And...
  • The Tear-Aid Patch Is See-Thru To Work On Any Color And Is...

Inflatable boats may have tears and punctures caused by extreme circumstances as all ships are at risk of marine problems. Having a repair kit readily available both ashore and aboard will ensure your safety and fast action in boat repair in case this happens.

The repair kit should be a sign to remind you to always be ready for emergencies at any part of your trip. This way, you won’t have to search for solutions to this kind of boat problem. Keeping and changing up your repair kit through the years will make sure that boat repair can be effectively done. 


Insider Advice

When using the best brand of inflatable catamarans, you want to shop for products that will allow you to optimize and enjoy your trip.

Your search may lead you to great spots in the water, but always take into account your and your crew’s safety when it comes to maneuvering inflatable boats.

Taking the California-approved boating safety courses will help ensure inflatable boat customer safety when handling the product. Any inflatable boat accessories that can help you have a convenient and safer trip is a good investment. 

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The Anglers Behind This Article:

Johanes Godoy
Fishing Editor

Aubrey Cayanan
Researcher

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Johanes is a talented Editor for Cast & Spear. She's helped edit and write hundreds of articles on fishing and the outdoors. When she's not editing, she's exploring the world and documenting it on her own blog.
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