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 on Saltspring Island.  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.

Truce 2020

THE PRINCIPAL DIMENSIONS AND PARTICULARS

  • LOA – 10.98m
  • LWL – 9.9m
  • Beam – 3.47m
  • Draft – 1.75m
  • Displacement – 9312 Kg
  • 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 3 blade propeller
  • Speed 6 knots
YACHT TRUCE PLAN
YACHT TRUCE PLAN

NAVIGATION AND COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

  • 2 x Richie 5″ Magnetic Compass (Cockpit and at Salon table)
  • GPS Matsutec
  • AIS Transponder – Matsutec HP-33A class B
  • Yakker  NMEA to WiFi Bridge sending GPS and AIS data to laptop
  • Navionics running on Ipad and phone
  • Open CPN running on laptop with backup computer
  • Speed Log – Autohelm (Transducer Removed and through hull sealed)
  • Echo Sounder – Autohelm
  • Radar – Furuno 1715, 24 mile with watchman mode
  • Autopilot – 2 x Raymarine ST2000+ with Madman remote control
  • VHF Radio – Icom IC-M324G (with GPS and DSC) and handheld Standard Horizon waterproof VHF radio
  • Shortwave Receiver – (Yaesu)

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

  • 4 x Lifejackets
  • 1 x manual Whale 30 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
  • Medical Kit suitable for Offshore voyaging

CABIN INVENTORY

  • 1 x Lavac marine toilet with manual pump
  • 1 x Junkers LPG on demand water heater
  • 1 x Isotherm Fridge
  • 1 x 2 burner Force 10 gimbaled marine stove with oven
  • 1 x Dickson diesel cabin heater
  • 2 x 100W Solar Panels on top of Hard Dodger
  • 1 x Shore power inlet (110v) and 50’ lead
  • 2 x Inverter (12v to 110v and 12v to 240v)
  • 1 x AM/FM radio with and CD player, plus speakers
  • Numerous 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.

TANK CAPACITIES

  • 2 x Fuel Tanks – 90 Litre each
  • 3 x Fresh Water Tanks – total 228 Litre
  • 1 x Black Water Tank – 114 Litre
  • 1 x Grey Water Tank – 30 Litre
  • 1 x Header tank for Dickinson Heater – 20 Litre
  • Plywood tanks fibreglass coated

RIG AND SAILS

  • Keel stepped single spreader spruce mast
  • Spruce boom and Spinnaker pole
  • Stainless rigging with Norseman terminals
  • Forestay and lower Shrouds 10mm, Inner forestay and upper shrouds 8mm, twin backstays 7mm
  • 2 x running backstays, 8.5mm dyneema with double braid tails
  • Harken ESP2 Roller furling on forestay
  • 2 x mainsails
  • 2 x Roller furling Jibs
  • 1 x hanked on Staysail
  • 1 x hanked on Storm Staysail
  • 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” HT galvanised anchor chain
  • 2 x 7m 10mm chain on 18mm nylon 60m anchor warps
  • 1 x Maxwell 1200 12v windlass, with local and remote switch
  • 2 x Lewmar 20 two speed self-tailing winches, cockpit
  • 2 x Lewmar 16 single speed self-tailing winches, under dodger
  • 2 x Murray Cleveco single speed winches, cockpit
  • 1 x Barlow 24 Halyard winch at mast
  • 1 x Barient 23 two speed self-tailing winch at mast
  • 1 x Antal self tailing reefing winch on boom
  • Various Fenders and Mooring lines inc 2 x 100m nylon sternlines
  • 1 x Cockpit awning
  • 1 x Winter cover
  • 1 x Mainsail cover