Hi, I look forward to buying you a beer on arrival.
Let me know if there is anything we can do from this end for you, any info at all.
As for gear, it sounds like your close to sorted. The mid channel can be cold even in the middle of summer.
A radar reflector is important, a good one and not one of those plastic tube jobs. Also test your VHF as you will feel quite lonely, knowing you receive well and can transmit clearly will be a reassurance.
Insurance should be fine, but it sounds like you have checked with them to be certain which is sensible.