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1971 Mariner 31, Hull# 90
Owners:Bruce Canavan, (with “Admiral” Donna Kalberg) - Chula Vista, Ca. - USA
My history: Recently retired after 43 year civil engineering career in Virginia and Arizona.
boat approximately 13 years ago and commuted from Arizona to San Diego
to sail and work on project/repairs as they revealed themselves.
Highlights over the years included (but not limited to):
Removed & replaced Perkins 4-107 engine thru companionway hatch.
Removed & replaced Velvet Drive transmission thru quarter berth.
Rebuild delaminated & multi-layered cockpit seats.
Replace refrigeration unit & upgrade ice box insulation.
Replaced gimballed Force 10 stove/3 burner with fixed Force 10 3 burner & added two rollout shelves below.
Relocated bilge pumps electrical terminal block from in bilge to higher under starboard settee.
Added 2-120 watt solar panels (port & starboard), controllers and battery monitors.
Rewired main electrical for 2 battery switches ( house/start).
Upgraded alternator to 100 amp Balmar with controller.
Removal and rebuild of section of rotted exhaust piping.
Removed deck loading ice box, space for water heater & counter ballast ingots.
Constructed shelves & tie downs for 200# counter ballast & water heater.
Current projects in progress include:
Final fitting of Hebredian DIY self steering wind vane.
Inner forestay (does anyone have information on mast solid blocking locations?)
Partial ownership record pieced together from various papers found under port settee:
Laminated mayday call procedure lists boat name as “Sea Chant”.
William Campbell sold boat to Larry & Helen Mason 6/28/91, renamed “Harmony”.
Last Mason registration found 2001, boat still named “Harmony”.
At some point after this boat appears to have changed hands.
David Smith sold boat to James Fairchild 7/25/05.
James Fairchild sold boat to Kevin Martin sometime around October 2005, name changed to “Fairchild”.
Kevin Martin/Chuck Black ownership 8/5/06.
I purchased from Chuck Black 7/14/07.
Name changed Feb. 2019 to “Donna K” with proper homage to Neptune & Aeolus.