Having cruised FP more than 3 1/2+ years we have gone thru our fair share of cooking
There are a few spots that you can get your tanks
filled in French Polynesia
Nuka Hiva Yacht Services
Fakarava Yacht Services
Pakakota Yacht Service
Raiatea _ boatyard
To refill your tanks
at these locations cost about 70% more than doing it yourself. Cooking
gas is regulated all thru French Polyneisa and the cost is about $28US for 12kg bottle + deposit.
FP has recently introduced fiberglass
gas bottles that may fit your boats locker. A $30 deposit and the cost of the gas would secure one of these tanks. We have not seen these bottles in the Marquesas
But if you spend enough time in out islands you will at some time need to refill your bottles.
We have recently put a document together on how to fill your cooking gas bottles using the gravity method which includes some photos. This doc also shows a pic of the FP gas bottle fitting
that will be required. SV Woosh also wrote a very nice document on DIY
Cooking gas transfer.
You can find this doc "Refilling your Propane
Tanks in French Polynesia"on our website www.jacarandajourney.com
in "Other Good Stuff"