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9-2020 SV Claire de Lune This note is to post a positive comment about and the highest recommendation for Christian Lloyd. Christian was hired by me to help with a number of engine issues. They included oil leaks, fuel leaks, alternator belt issues, exhaust plumbing, and general engine room chaos.He worked on my list for a week, fixed everything, was always prompt, communicated his opinions on how everything should go, and was thoroughly professional. He brought his own tools, was careful about the rest of the boat, and will be invited back as the future demands. Should you need help with mechanical, electrical, rigging, painting, or fiberglass repairs, Christian should be your first call. He is anchored off marina Taina on s/v ManaKai and monitors channel 72..
Without a doubt if you are looking for someone to assist you in either electrical assistance or mechanical assistance, I'd recommend contacting John Cristian Lloyd. A boat owner and cruiser himself, he approached each project I had (and there were many) with thoroughness, detailed attention (actually reading the product manuals and highlighting which of the various options available we chose to use for future reference for myself or other who may work on the systems later), has methodical attention, professional, honest, personable with a complete set of tools. All the projects he undertook for me were FULLY completed and to my FULL satisfaction (something I can not about various other "professionals" I've hired over the years).
His professional installations of new electronic systems or mechanical systems were to the manufacturers recommended specifications and standards.
Work I had Christian do/install:
Plumbing - installed a new fresh and salt water systems and hoses for new water and fuel tanks. Installed a fresh water deck hose attachment for deck rinse, a fresh water shower hose and a manual high volume bilge pump in coxpit. He also over saw the building and did the installation of the aluminum fuel and water tanks. During this process Christian pointed out poor welds by the fabricator and had them rewelded. Me not knowing much about welds had not noticed this important detail.