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Last update: 29 Sep 2023

Electronics (Marine)

Marine Elec

2022-12-27 16:37:47 UTC

Island: Tahiti

Marine Elec
87 37 47 15

Alex services Simrad, Lowrance, B&G, Garmin, Raymarine.
I can also work on sat phone issues.
Alex is the Raymarine warranty service / dealer for French Polynesia

SWR meter to check vhf and vhf antenna.

12-2022 SV Reva Reva
Had trouble with our watermaker in Tuamotos, and we contacted Alex. He was very helpfull, and knew what he was talking about. He helped us solve the problem over Whatsapp. For remote guidance on electronics, this is the guy to call.

10-22 SV ProfAsea Knowledgeable, Reliable, and there when you need him!

Recomended and installed charging system after trouble shooting charging issues.  (Solar, batteries, charger, etc.).

Raymarine expert:  bench tested and repaired our wind transducer saving us replacement costs.

On call: our autopilot quit functioning while crossing from Moorea to Taiatea.  We called Alex and he diagnosed the problem over the phone ( short in Linear drive clutch wiring), and explained to us, step by step, how to repair.  With Alex’s help, our auto pilot was again working and we were able to return to Tahiti with a fully functioning auto pilot!

Thank you Alex for all you do!!!

2-2022   SV Isis  First time at leaving a review for someone but felt compelled to inform people of my experience. I contacted Marine Electric to install our additional solar panels and victron controller. Alex was both efficient and tidy in his work manner and exceeded expectations. We then had an issue with our engine, we contacted Marine Electric again and Alex was immediately on hand to help out. When after an hour he informed us that the starter motor needed replacement there was no charge and he gave us great advice on who to contact to help with the issue. Marine Electric supply a great service and are highly knowledgeable Re yachts. I can highly recommend them if you have any electrical requirements.

2-22 SV CAPALL MARA After much deliberation and with a heavy heart, I must revise my entry on Alex of Marine Elec

He did a major Lithium Installation for us in October 2020. We went to
the Tuomotos shortly after. Alex answered various questions of mine

Early in 2021 I was ordering items from the US, I asked Alex to help
me and offered to pay him for his time.

When it came time to install the electronics, it was like a different
Alex. He was curt and distracted. His new trainee made several errors.
The upshot was that his actions damaged our vhf. I managed to get
replacement from the manufacturers but Alex became uncommunicative. He
started only answering my texts in French.

There were ongoing questions I had about the Lithium installation so
we employed another person who found several wiring mistakes ,that
could have damaged the lithium batteries.

I can no longer endorse Alex of Marinelec,.

9-21 SV Nuwam2
I would recommend Alex Marine Elec. Alex is currently installing a range of electronics on our boat. Alex is professional and his work is very good.

9-2021 SV Ipanema Very please with Marine Elec!

12-2020 SV September AM
Alex was able to attend to our navigation electronics problem at short notice, after another appointment was postponed.
He diagnosed quickly and was able to communicate in English. Professional.  

11-2020 SV Sea Bear
We recently decided to change from our AGM/generator set up to solar panels and lithium batteries such that we could be totally off the grid and rarely rely on our generator. Alex from Marine Electric installed 5 x 330w solar panels, 3 x 200Ah lithium batteries and all of the monitoring equipment that goes with it. His work was carried out with utmost care to detail, and very professionally. We were so impressed with his work ethic and the quality of installation. When we have had a few questions after the installation was complete, he's always been very responsive and helpful. We love our new set up and would highly recommend Alex if anyone is considering upgrading as we did!

5-20 SV Notorious
Very competent, meeting stable, speaks good English and is mega fair.

5-20 SV Capall Mara
Alex is excellent

10-19 SV Counting Stars
Alexandre at Marine Elec in PPT fixed my generator wiring. He shows up on time, makes everything perfect and extremely fair with pricing.