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live-aboard a 21ft''''er
Go for it. You will have a lot of relaxing, undisturbed time for studying. I am TV addict myself, yet the time I have spent at anchor or at sea I have barely missed it. You will have your studies, and they will benefit from the time spent on anchor. What better time than in the summer when everything is reruns anyway. If you miss the chatter that much, get an SSB receiver - loads of lovely chat from all over the world. Want to cure yourself from talk/game shows? Listen to a few British ones on the SSB. <G> If not an SSB, leave your VHF on and listen to the world close by. Of course, there''s always the stereo. Take the time to really listen to what you have been wanting to hear, be it the water sounds or the late night University channel. After a hard day of work on the boat, I found some music relaxing, then shut it off to the music of the night.
If you have the boat, put your stuff in storage, learn how to live at a minimum level. It will, I think, help you later in life. I wish I had had that experience as you do now. When you learn first hand what you can live without, you grow to appreciate the things you are living with so much more.