IMHO an autopilot
and roller furling
for foresail are a must have.
As far as watches go, what I do with my crewmate, my wife, as I am a night person and she is not - during the day we alternate 3 hour shifts. She does the shift before the sun goes down then cooks dinner. I do 4 hours while that is going on. She comes on from 8 to 10pm then I do the rest of the night until about dawn. The autopilot
helps a lot keeping me company.
She comes on at dawn and then shifts continue as before. I do not think radar
is worth the expense and an autopilot and roller furling
are more worthwhile.
that's my 2c
Good luck. I am stuck in Shenzhen and would much rather be where you are at. Out of this hole in 16 sleeps - but who is counting?