Given the age of the boat (fine boat by the way), I'd consider replacing many of the items that are approaching end of life that could end the voyage (assuming you haven't replaced them recently). Including:
- wire but especially mast
tangs and chainplates. Shackles, turnbuckles, spreaders fittings, spreaders. Any screw going into the mast
or boom. Halyard
shackles. Boom bails. Check the boom for corrosion
- bearings, tiller fittings
- all hoses (fuel and water), spare alternators, spare starter, spare charged battery
in a locker that can be brought out for emergency
starting. Clean the fuel tank
+1 that a PLB with GPS
is a fine and a much cheaper option to an EPRIB. Less than $300US these days.
receiver for sure (connected to laptop
panel for sure
If you are not sailing high latitudes then an inflatable dinghy
with EPIRB/PLB might stand in for a life raft.
And of course, protect against the biggest danger
as best you can - man overboard
-- top quality harness gear
and jack lines, double checked life lines and stanchions, and maybe new lifeline wire and fittings. Plus a rule
to always be clipped in. Can your girl friend get you back in the boat?