All the other stuff plus...
Plastic ziploc bags of various sizes to keep dry stuff dry - such as paper towel, toilet paper, etc.
Garbage bags to store paper charts
in when not in use.
A couple of wool watch caps. Even in the tropics it can be cold on the night watch with the wind
An accurate chronometer, a cheap sextant
, HO 249, and Mary Blewett's "Celestial Navigation
for Yachtsmen" - you can easily learn at least to take a noon sight even if all the electric
stuff goes tits up.
Some general sailing/piloting books
- the wise sailor is always trying to improve his/her skills. For example, Dutton's Navigation
I STRONGLY suggest you include - and read- the Pardeys' HEAVY WEATHER
SAILING - FOR SURE!!!!!!! If the weather goes south, the Pardeys' book can save you. Read their suggestions for equipment
for dealing with huge storms and include same in your gear
. You will feel more comfortable knowing how much people and boats can take.
It is very wise to MAKE A PLAN for bad weather in advance, knowing that the forecasters don't always get it right.
Some good fun, non-serious reading material for the lovely days when the autopilot
you on a nice broad reach, the sun is shining, and the day is everything you had hoped for!