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
19 Oct 2018
Sewing Machine: New, Repairs
Sewing Machine Motors
We spent most of a day sourcing a motor for an older machine. It appears that sewing machine mechanics have died out in Tahiti but two unlikely shops stocked motors: the Panasonic Shop adjacent to Hyper Bricolage and the Cannon shop.