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Cost of Repairing your Boat in Paradise

Friday, September 19th, 2014

The following is the cost of the; what I would say, simple repair in the replacement of the thermostat.  Notes are at the bottom.

Cost Thermostat Change for a Perkins 4-236 Diesel in French Polynesia

Item

Price CFP Price US Notes
Marina
52,088
612.80
(a)
High Temp Engine Paint
3,371
39.65
Hose 5/8″
780
9.17
Hose 1 1/2″
1,430
16.82
1/4″ All Thread
1,000
11.76
Gasket
1,000
11.76
(b)
Coolant
13,620
160.23
Thermostat
50.00
(c)
Bushing
128
1.50
(b)
Bus
600
7.05
Steel Cross Piece
1,000
11.76
(d)
Clamp
6,230
73.29
(d)
Total
81,744
845.56

a) Cost only includes our being here dependent on the engine not running. We felt the boat was safer here then on a mooring or anchored and we were much closer to services. Taxi into and out of town are $50 round trip and the bus is about $10

b) I could have gotten by without but felt in the interest of expediency it was better to buy now then pay the marina fee for another day or the weekend.

c) Luckily another cruisers had one and I paid him with a little extra. This is the single price and I picked up another and now have a spare.

d) I was trying to be patient and work the header off the stud. Had I known better and figured out to cut the bolt the first day I would have save about 5 marina days

Go Slow
Sail Far
Stay Long

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