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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: 01 Jun 2023

Diesel Mechanic

Sin Tung Hing (STH)

2020-11-26 06:20:33 UTC

Island: Tahiti

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):

Latitude: -17.528096

Longitude: -149.567219

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10-2019 SV Panache

STH Marine did the 1,000-hour service on our Yanmar diesel engines. The mechanics were good, but their manager gave them the wrong manual and then interpreted it incorrectly. They set my valves incorrectly. It took me weeks to convince them that they were wrong. They finally relented, agreed I was correct and fixed their mistake. I wonder how many boats in Tahiti are operating with the wrong valve settings

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