The "first time ocean crossing list" has been revised and added to since its first posting over a year ago...and over 300 requests have be filled! After 30 years of seagoing adventures and as a Power & Sail Squadron instructor, the list is directed to folks with moderate or better coastal experience who want to go offshore and have secured first time ocean passages with friends, through the internet, etc. For them and any other readers the check list is an assortment of "stuff", in no particular order, that I''m happy to share. For an e-mail copy, drop me note ([email protected]) with your e-mail address...always confidential, no spam, no junk...now a 4 page list that is too long for this board. Cheers, Richard.