For Services and Resources in French Polynesia

The Tahiti Cruisers Guide is brought to you by Julien Desmont from Xperimental and Chuck Houlihan from Jacaranda. Starting as an idea based on the very successful Panama City Cruisers guide, it has evolved into 200+ pages of information on vendors and services throughout French Polynesia. In January 2018, we added GPS coordinates and links to Google Maps to assist in locating businesses.

Downloading the guide and GPS map coordinates will facilitate using the guide offline. The coordinates will work for either (best for Papeete) or Google Maps.

Especially thankful to John (SV Mary Ann II) and Steve (SV Ocean Star) for their huge effort in supplying a vast amount of information for the guide.

The guide is a community effort. Updates and new additions are greatly appreciated. If you find the guide useful or find something that needs updating please drop us a note at tahiticruisersguide (AT)

Last update: 21 Jun 2024

Water Pump

Adrian Pataki

2020-11-11 00:48:32 UTC

Island: Tahiti

Adrian Pataki
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You may want to start with Adrian to begin with

He does Diesels diagnositics, repair, maintenance
But also just about everything else.  He helped Steve with the autopilot
yesterday and its fixed.  Found lots of gunk in the fluid.  And he also
does xantrex inverter/chargers and water makers.
He's a good place to start!

2-2020 SV Avatar We would like to give a reference for Adrian Pataki. We have been in FP for 4 1/2 years. We have used Adrian in several capacities over this time. We have had him watch our sailboat, Avatar, when away on a trip to the US. also several mechanical projects, repairs and a gen-set replacement as he is the Beta Dealer for FP. Adrian has always been on time, does what he says he will do. And one of the few Marine Mechanics that I have been in contact with that does not overbook himself. I was in the Auto repair business for over 15 years and have known good technicians and Adrian in my opinion is good, honest, fair and knowledgeable. Shelly and I whole heartedly recommend him.