Even when I'm with my wife Iwe're effectively singling handed sailing much of the time. So my 2 cents:Autohelm's a must. The Rollerfurl depends on how you like to sail... we have pretty light winds in the summer. if you want to be able to change out jibs
hank on is better. Same with lines
led aft. I prefer going forward but my dodger is easy to fet around.
Other non-necessary things to think about
:A stainless steel dodger frame that's strong enogh to hold on to when going forward. some have handles. A VHF
with DSC in the cockpit or easily reachable from the cockpit is a good idea. A boarding ladder
on the stern. Theoretically that's how you'll get back in the boat if you fall overboard. Fathometer visible in the cockpit. I have a GPS
chart plotter and radar
display in the cockpit so I don't have to go below. Some boats have these on the swing arm below so they can be swung in the companionway. Electric bilge pump
with an alarm audiable from the cockpit. A handpump operable from the cockpit is good idea. Bow mounted anchor
on a roller. You'll eventually want a harness
and jacklines, the latter are easy to make. Deck lights
. Inflatable dinghy
... that's your lifeboat. You don't last long in the northwest waters. Lifelines preferably 24 in and doubel (with an intermedaite line
in the middle).
The "ISAF Special Regulations Governing Offshore and Oceanic Equipment and Preparation” is an interestng list to look over for ideas but definately overkill.