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Last update: 26 Sep 2020

Diesel Mechanic

Christian Lloyd

2020-09-21 16:20:59 UTC

Island: Tahiti

Christian Lloyd

87 26 49 65

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..

SV Solecito 6-7-20 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.

Mechanical - changed impellers, fuel lines, filters etc, recommended new corroded injecter lines and installed them, had several pumps rebuilt, fuel injectors serviced, install electronic fuel pump, added all fuel lines (return lines vents etc) and switches for new secondary fuel tank along with a fuel gauge for the engine panel, replaced virtually all hoses on the engine, mechanical kill/pull switch for the engine, hour meter for the engine, a visual temperature gauge to go along with the "red light /alarm provided in the Yanmar control panel and various other items I don't remember.

1-24-20 Kevin YS Nuku Hiva

I have a referral I’d like to propose for your services guide on your website.  His Name is Christian Lloyd, he does mostly mechanical and electrical work. He is British, he and his wife live on their Trimaran Mana Kai in the bay off Marina Taina.

They were here in Nuku Hiva for some time and we did some work together of which I was very pleased with the results. I recommend him highly.

SV Manatee
I am writing to give my strongest recommendations for John Christian Lloyd for his excellent work on diesel mechanics, rigging and electric repairs.
I have know John for many years and have used him extensively in California when he helped us prepare our 52 foot ketch for world cruising.