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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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Last update: 21 Jun 2024

Machine Shops

Atelier de tournage

2019-09-05 02:31:24 UTC

Island: Tahiti

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):

Latitude: -17.558586

Longitude: -149.57002

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Small machine shop on Tipaerui hill (Valley) at corner just past Polybois.  Thomas' son speak english.  Very reasonable rates can generally do small jobs while you wait.

Phone 40 42 55 49

9-2019 Coral Trekker It is a Chinese father with his son Robi. The have a big lathe with about 2 m tip lengths and about 350mm tip height and a small lathe. A milling machine and a solid drilling machine.

I needed a INOX(SS) part to fix my rudder in the emergency tiller space to mount a back up autopilot. Reasonably priced for a non-standard part to make.