Yacht Truce

Truce was designed by Russell Hohmann for Ernest and Val Haigh.

Ernest and Val were seasoned sailors having sailed over 100,000 miles under sail including two circumnavigations, so they knew exactly what they wanted in a cruising boat. In addition, Ernest was a talented cabinet maker and very able handyman.

Truce was home built over a three and a half year period in the Haigh’s garden. She is cold moulded from 3 layers of 5/16’ Red cedar, West epoxy bonded and fixed with bronze nails on yellow cedar longitudinal stringers. The hull is glass fiber sheathed to make a light, strong, durable and watertight hull.

THE PRINCIPAL DIMENSIONS AND PARTICULARS

Yacht Truce
Yacht Truce

ARE AS FOLLOWS: –

  • LOA – 10.97m
  • LWL – 9.9m
  • Beam – 3.47m
  • Draft – 1.75m
  • Displacement – 10 tonnes
  • Ballast (lead) – 3.855 tonnes
  • Air draft 15.2m

PROPULSION

  • 1 x Yanmar Diesel – 3GM30F, fresh water cooled, 24HP
  • Shaft drive, forward and reverse gearbox with fixed pitch 2 blade propeller
  • Speed 6 knots
YACHT TRUCE PLAN
YACHT TRUCE PLAN

NAVIGATION AND COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

  • 2 x Richie Magnetic Compass (Cockpit and at Salon table)
  • GPS Matsutec
  • AIS Transponder – Matsutec HP-33A
  • Yakker  NMEA to WiFi Bridge sending GPS and AIS data to laptop
  • Navionics running on Ipad
  • Open CPN running on laptop
  • Speed Log – Autohelm (Transducer Removed and through hull sealed)
  • Echo Sounder – Autohelm
  • Radar – JRC
  • Autopilot – Autohelm 2000
  • Wind Instruments – Autohelm
  • VHF Radio – Icom IC-M324G (with GPS and DSC)
  • Shortwave Receiver – Yaesu)

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

  • 4 x Lifejackets
  • 1 x manual Whale 25 bilge pump
  • 1 x Jabsco electric bilge pump with float switch
  • Fire Axe
  • Fire Buckets
  • Fire Extinguishers and fire Blanket
  • Flares, Parachute, hand and smoke
  • Epirb (Fixed and portable personal)
  • Lifebuoy and light
  • Throw ropes

CABIN INVENTORY

  • 1 x Lavac marine toilet with manual pump
  • 1 x Junkers LPG on demand water heater
  • 1 x Ice box
  • 1 x 2 burner Force 10 gimbaled marine stove with oven
  • 1 x Dickson diesel cabin heater
  • 1 x Battery charger
  • 2 x 55W Solar Panels on top of Hard Dodger
  • 1 x Shore power inlet (110v) and 50’ lead
  • 1 x Inverter (12v to 110v)
  • 1 x AM/FM radio with and CD player, plus speakers
  • Various spares for pumps, engine, electrical, sail repair and rigging
  • Various nautical charts for cruising area
  • Various shipboard tools for wood, mechanical and electrical works
  • Various galley equipment including pots, pans, cutlery, dishes, plates etc.
  • Various berth cushions, squabs and bedding
TRUCE SAIL PLAN
TRUCE SAIL PLAN

The layout of Truce is practical and uncomplicated.  All the service areas that are needed when on passage are aft of the main cabin and close to the companionway. The chart table, Galley, head and sea berth are all close to the companionway and easy to access. There is no need to pass through the salon in wet gear.  The general arrangement is shown here.

TANK CAPACITIES

  • 2 x Fuel Tanks – 150 Litre each
  • 3 x Fresh Water Tanks – total 300 Litre
  • 1 x Black Water Tank – 100 Litre
  • 1 x Grey Water Tank – 60 Litre
  • 1 x Header tank for Dickinson Heater – 20 Litre
  • Plywood tanks fibreglass coated

RIG AND SAILS

  • Keel stepped wooden mast
  • Wooden boom and Spinnaker pole
  • Stainless rigging with Norseman terminals
  • Forestay and lower Shrouds 3/8″, Inner forestay and upper shrouds 5/16″, Backstays 1/4″
  • Merriman Roller furling on forestay
  • 2 x mainsails
  • 3 x Roller furling Jibs
  • 1 x Staysail
  • 1 x Storm Jib
  • 1 x Cruising Spinnaker
  • various running rigging and rope stoppers

DECK EQUIPMENT

  • 1 x Tender – 2.3m Southern Pacific Rib with 1 pair oars
  • Outboard Motor – 2.5 Suzuki 4 stroke
  • 1 x 45 lb CQR anchor
  • 1 x 40 lb Danforth anchor
  • 1 x 35 lb Bruce anchor
  • 200 ft. x 5/16” galvanised anchor chain
  • Various synthetic anchor rodes
  • 1 x Maxwell 1200 12v windlass, with local and remote switch
  • 2 x Lewmar 20 two speed self-tailing winches
  • 2 x Lewmar 16 single speed self-tailing winches
  • 2 x Murray Cleveco single speed winches
  • 1 x Barlow 24 Halyard winch
  • 1 x Barient 23 two speed self-tailing winch
  • 1 x Small reefing winch on boom
  • Various Fenders
  • Various Mooring lines
  • 1 x Cockpit awning
  • 1 x Winter cover
  • 1 x Mainsail cover