Don Keyser - Tacoma
Don Keyser’s 1.5 metre working model of the MFV Tacoma is well underway. He is building it in Florida in the US and expects to finish it in the next 12 months or so.
In May 2017 Don wrote to the TPS for more information and photographs about the Tacoma to assist him in the construction of his model. As you can see from the photos below, the model is taking shape. Don is attempting to build it as close to scale as he can.
The model will be radio controlled with a working winch and a number of other working details. A motor will be in the original position with the prop shaft that runs similar to the Tacoma’s.
It’s an exciting project - well done Don.
Don's photos 1 - 3 show the Tacoma model's progress as at May 2017
Don's photos 4 - 9 show the Tacoma model's progress as at August 2017.
Don's photos 10 - 14 show the Tacoma model's progress as at November 2017.
Don's photos 15 - 18 show the Tacoma model's maiden voyage for sea worthiness and balance in September 2017
If you ever need to transfer online funds to the Tacoma Preservation Society, deposit details are:
Organisation: Tacoma Preservation Society
Bank: Bendigo Bank
BSB: 633 000
Account #: 160 125 787
Please use your name as reference number