Tahiti Cruisers Guide
For Services and Resources in Papeete

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Since arriving in Papeete to do some boat projects, we found ourselves “reinventing the wheel” - asking the same questions hundreds of others have asked - in trying to track down parts, services, doctors, dentists, etc.
We have often said we wished there were a Cruiser’s Guide to Papeete modeled after the valuable Panama City Cruisers Guide put together by Debi Shaimas on SV Serenity.
So we started compiling this one and what we have so far is now available online and downloadable as a pdf.
Please send updates or additions to tahiticruisersguide (AT) gmail.com
Last update: 19 May 2018

Welding

Girault Brothers (Portable Rig)

We had a crack in the combined bimini support and wind generator mast, which needed welding by TIG in situ. When we were moored at Marina Taina last December I asked advise from the Taina's director Philippe Olite on a suitable welder and a place where the welding could be done. He recommended brothers Philippe and Damien Girault and the work dock of Marina Taina.

Philippe Olite was kind enough to call the Girault brothers as I was afraid that I will have communication difficulties. We had to wait a few days because of very wet weather, and then took Irene to the work dock. Philippe Girault came as agreed with a van where he had the argon gas tank with a long enough hose to reach the work dock from the parking lot. Electricity was readily available from the work dock. The crack in the wind generator mast was quickly welded and Philippe repaired also our swimming ladders. He did not speak any English, but we had no communication problems. We were very satisfied with the quality of the work and price.

Contact information:
Philippe et Damien Girault
BP: 40464 Fare Tony
98713 Papeete

Tel/Fax: 832458
Vini: 87296105/87279024
E-mail: giraultph@yahoo.fr


Best regards,
Tapio
s/v Irene