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Last update: 31 May 2024

Outboard – Repairs and Parts

Esteban Galvez

2023-04-04 00:12:30 UTC

Island: Raiatea

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):

Latitude: -16.7761

Longitude: -151.419882

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Esteban Galvez Dinghy Repair
Contact: 87 32 67 29
SV Phoenix

7-2022 SV Moondance We had seen an FB post that Esteban was back in the area and doing dinghy repair. We contacted him direct and asked if he could look at our Mercury 9.9HP outboard. He said yes and we set a date. I explained that our ob had been running fine until we took it on a long bumpy ride. It suddenly began running very poorly. Esteban systematically reviewing our symptoms and then started checking our ob. Carb and jets. Tank hose and primer. Fuel pump. Spark plugs and ignition wires. In the end new spark plugs got us running again. He is a very personable and giving person. He charged us a fair price and made sure we were operating again. Thank you Esteban!
For more information, see Dinghy New / Repair