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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: 22 May 2024

Refrigeration – Repairs

Luc Vacher-Coponat

2019-08-04 22:45:24 UTC

Island: Tahiti

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!!

12-18 La Mizu
Would never recommend or use Luc again.  VERY unhappy and disappointed with his work.  

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