Originally Posted by Cpt Balu
who know where to get Bottom Paint
(Hard Antifouling) on Tahiti
I was already looking at Noonsite but unfortunately all shops are on french language :/ and I did get no reply in English
So I was wodnering if somebody knows where and what kind of hardantiefouling they sell at Tahiti. Furthermore what it costs
First FP vendors are not like those in the EU or North America - Meaning emails rarely get responded to. Especially if you write in English
. We find it best to call them and often we ask our french speaking friends to make the call. But the best is just go to the shops and look/ ask what they carry. Many will give you duty free on the paint
Some folks ship their bottom paint
in from the states and use a freight forwarder. This has worked well for a number of boats. So if you can't find exactly what you want then you may want to go this route
There are a number of different kinds of bottom paint
available in Papeete. You just have to make the rounds until you find what you are looking for. We have been using Hempel which there are a number of shops that carry this brand.
to locate the various shops before you make your rounds may help you.