Tahiti Cruisers Guide
For Services and Resources in French Polynesia

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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 Tahiti and French Polynesia 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: 20 Oct 2018

Heat Exchanger Repairs

Heat Exchanger info

Info Passed on by Adrian

Diesel-Clinic   owner Adrian Pataki   Engineering Technician
(+689) 87 28 60 83

There is no shop which specializes in Cupro-nickel heat-exchanger repair. To effect temporary repairs until your new heat-exchanger arrives, there are various radiator-shops in town, in the Titioro area, they are able to solder the damaged heat-exchanger using hard-solder, but i prefer to do it myself, so i don`t have an address or phone number. If the fault is not in the tube-stack, but in the cast-aluminium header-tank, there is a welder in valley of Tipearui, right after the Karcher-shop, (Norbert-87747093, speaks fluent French :))