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: 04 Sep 2018

Paint

Polynesie Peintures

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):
Latitude: -17.529499
Longitude: -149.569796
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Linear Polyurethane is available at Polynesie Pentures tel 40 53 17 53 in Fare Ute on Voie M.  Natalie speaks very good English.  They can mix any colour.

Two blocks from Ace hardware. Walk up the oneway diagonal street across from Ace past the Yamaha building on the corner and the next block on the left 

Assuming you are "roll and tip'ing" or foam brushing then avoid the fast hardener, best to use slow or normal also Be sure to get normal thinner not fast.  They also have the very best price on zinc based primer by far.  For foam brushes go to Ace but small mixing pots go to Sin Tung Hing Marine.   Sin Tung Hing and Ace both carry respirators with organic filters.  
In the heat here any masking tape except 3m will leave a horrible messy glue residue  Sin Tung Hing carry  an assortment as does Nautisport and Ocean 2000.

LP information

Paint is manufacturered in Lebanon Called General Paint Brand is "Genrock"  

Cost of LP (7-2018 Jacaranda)
.5 liter 2538F
 1 liter 3878F

Catalyst H700
 1 liter 4014

Thinner
 1 liter Slow 1726F #S721
 1 Liter Normal 1726F #S711
 1 Liter Fast

Mixing ratio 2:1 catalyst with 25-30% thinner for brushing.