Hi I'm looking at a boat
that's for sale
that sounds like it needs a bit of a refit
. It's in Tahiti
at the moment. Anyone with experience of boatyards
and boatwork in Tahiti
. How does it compare with say SE Asia
, or Florida
? My guess is it's cheap
labour but expensive parts
. Is that right? I think we'll need new rigging
, and electronics
, as well as some rudder
and hull work
. Plus I'd expect the unexpected...
Any wisdom greatly appreciated. Am I going to be waiting weeks to get things delivered from somewhere? Or is there a good supply there. Any boat
breakers on the island? Is it a nice place to live for a month or two in a boatyard? Is April/May a good time of year for boatwork? Rain? Wind
? Heat? Mosquitos...
I don't know the first thing about Tahiti. So feel free to state the obvious.