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

Refrigeration – Repairs

Luc Vacher-Coponat

Luc does refrigeration repairs:
Tel: 87 73 79 19

Recent reports have been awful on this guy. Shoddy work, refusing to stand behind his work

Beware this is not a reputable refer guy!!

From the SV Bear 9-17

I can' recommend him. He showed up without a flashlight which gave me hesitation. He stared at the machines for quite awhile (3 hours), before adding refrigerant. My AC side of units compressor after his repair ran at 185 degrees and heated my engine room, obviously over charged, and I hope it did not damage the compressor. I saw him the next day and asked him to stop by, a no show along with 3 phone calls. We paid him $150.00. 

The engine driven side does not freeze. 

Bear later reported that they had their fridge serviced in Raiatea and were able to resolve the issues created by Luc