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 Maps.me (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) gmail.com

Last update: 15 Jan 2021

Refrigeration – Repairs

Marine Refrigeration Mike Campbell

2021-01-06 05:40:03 UTC

Island: Tahiti

Mike Campbell
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning - Installation - Maintenance - Repair
689 8964 3260
mikecamalila@gmail.com

Located in Tiana onboard SV Alila, 54 foot Irwin

This is the first fridge business that we know that solely specializes in Yachts.  

We have heard of multiple folks with excellent experience using Mike

1-21 SV Barracuda Mike came round shortly after we contacted him. He was quick to spot the problem (a change in our power management) and give advice. Definitely knows his stuff and is friendly, responsive and helpful.

11-2020 SV SV Mat-Lau III   Mike has repaired and serviced our fridges twice now, latest Oct 2020. He knows what he’s doing, and will also tell you if he’s unsure if a particular fix will work, unless tried (in our case we took the chance - it worked). He has replaced copper tubing, bled and re - adjusted pressures, and also given us instruction on testing ourselves, if any future issues may arise. He always returns within a day or so, to ensure things are still working ok. Our fridges are now running perfectly.
He does answer calls or emails, and will come within a time span he has indicated.
Also has a good sense of humour.

8-2020 SV Sugar Shack We thought we had a slow leak in our fridge. Mike came by to do an initial assessment and scheduled to come back with his tools and freon. He walked Matt through testing different things to diagnose future issues, filled her up with freon and gave us many laughs and giggles along the way. Even though he came for two visits and stayed a little more than an hour he only charged us for one hour. He is very professional, kind, and courteous.