For Services and Resources in French Polynesia

The Tahiti Cruisers Guide is brought to you by Julien Desmont from Xperimental and Chuck Houlihan from Jacaranda. Starting as an idea based on the very successful Panama City Cruisers guide, it has evolved into 200+ pages of information on vendors and services throughout French Polynesia. In January 2018, we added GPS coordinates and links to Google Maps to assist in locating businesses.

Downloading the guide and GPS map coordinates will facilitate using the guide offline. The coordinates will work for either (best for Papeete) or Google Maps.

Especially thankful to John (SV Mary Ann II) and Steve (SV Ocean Star) for their huge effort in supplying a vast amount of information for the guide.

The guide is a community effort. Updates and new additions are greatly appreciated. If you find the guide useful or find something that needs updating please drop us a note at tahiticruisersguide (AT)

Last update: 14 Jul 2024

Heat Exchanger Repairs

Heat Exchanger info

2019-08-04 22:45:24 UTC

Island: Tahiti

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 :))