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.
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30 Sep 2020
2019-09-05 02:43:05 UTC
GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):
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40 43 91 19 on Fare Ute Sopom/Soflex have moved from their former location next to the bridge to the building between Ace and Nautisport.
Spom - Carries some water maker pre-filters and EU watermakers
Sopom also sells waterpumps (e.g. for watermakers) and have knowledge about watermakers. They do also have a repair shop.
9-2019 Coral Trekker They are the agents for aqua
base water maker from SCLE. They also represent Cummins-Onan generators and
stock a big variety of Fleetguard filters. Awesome guy’s excellent service and
very professional people.
9-2019 SV Panache
is a sister company to STH Marine. My water maker had a slow leak at the one of
the ferrules and was only operating at 2/3 capacity. The Sopom “specialist”
came to work on our watermaker and told me that he couldn’t fix the leak and
that we would need to order a number of new SS parts. He also said that we had
to chemically clean our membranes to improve production. I was able to fix the
leak myself with fine wet/dry sandpaper and rubbing compound. I did 2 types of
chemical cleaning with chemicals I purchased from them. No change. The problem
was with the high-pressure pump, which I rebuilt and reinstalled. The system is
now 100%. They were of no help whatsoever