The best two items were the first two Dingy (with big engine) and bimini! I would add to the dingy that it should have BIG tubes (I have a carbie). having a wet butt seems like a trival matter when you are sitting in a dry chair at home; however, it is very important when you have a bad case of diper rash.
Other things I would take - iPod (or equivalent) Life is just too short to not have tunes. WiFi
extended range antenna
(keeps everyone at home from launching a search for you when you are safe in harbor.
Other little things that make life easer:
Bag of clothes pins (drying everyting on the lifeline)
Lemon Fresh Joy (you can bathe with this in salt water
- it foams up in salt)
Pillow shams (it is amazing what you can store in these and they look good sitting out)
One working barometer
in the cabin
light is cheap
and gives a lot of light)
Link system to see how much battery
power you are using
Art work in the boat
Any Wibur Smith novel for the trip
watch for above my bunk (sleep through the night with this)
receiver (If you cruise
the east coast
give Rick Parker his fee - he is great!)
Kit of electrical
Ratcheting crimp plyers (Harbor freight $14)
Kit of stanless screws
Light bulbs for everything on the boat
kit (take two you will not be disappointed)
Anchor chain, anchor chain, and anchor chain
Someone who you like cruising with
Also rember Bob Bitchin's advice (Lats and Attudes) - the difference between an adventure and an ordeal is attitude.
The best advice of all is get as much of the list as you can in 3 months and then untie your lines. Go make frends, learn new recipies, have paties on your boat, sleep in a hammock, learn about the stars - go cruising.