A "must have" item on every boat is a First Aid Kit. Now is a good time to source one out or accumulate all the necessary items like bandages, cotton wool, tape, disinfectant, scissors, tweezers etc. and put one together yourself.
Some First Aid Kits come in hard covers while others are in a zip lock bag. Having a sealed container ensures the contents will stay dry and be ready when needed.
Get your kit ready now and check it off your list well ahead of launch day.
Now is also a good time to take a St. John Ambulance course so you will have the knowledge to use the contents in your First Aid Kit.