Everything sounds good, and when you do the PB2 course you will cover "essential" and "desirable" equipment.
Originally Posted by lightning
An anchor? Not sure, the boat is only a 2.85m SIB.
I would strongly suggest one, even in such a small boat (it only needs to be a very small anchor with some relatively thin rope in a bag). Your boat has no brakes, so if you get a problem - lets say your engine dies, you run out of fuel, you get water in your fuel, or even you just accidentally pull the kill cord and then flood it in the panic to restart. If you are close to a lee shore (wind blowing you on to rocks
) that is bad news with nothing to stop you ending up as fish food! Drop the anchor over the front then start investigating or wait for help. On the otherhand with the wind blowing you offshore you might find yourself getting into deeper water (both literally and metaphorically) - either drifting into the passage of a ship (they don't like this - your boney bits can scratch the prop as it minces you!) or finding yourself on the way to the Scillies in a tiny boat!
Oars/paddles are OK if the tide and wind are very light and you are close to shore but otherwise you will be working hard just to stay still, never mind actually get to safety or have time to start fixing a trivial engine issue yourself.
Personally I'd say it is more important than the GPS for the sort of boating that you are planning (people have sailed the seas for hundreds of years before satellites - but being using anchors for most of them!). I've had to anchor to sort a problem in nice weather.
It will also open up some other useful options:
(1) stopping a float for lunch
(2) leaving the boat afloat in a couple of metres of water and swimming ashore to avoid the hassle/risk of damaging the bottom dragging it up the beach
(3) hanging some string with a worm attached off the side in the vague pretence you will catch your own supper