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The Spencer’s Go Boating …

If someone had told me five years ago that I would own a motor yacht and spend my winters living on it in Lake Mead, Nevada, I’d have laughed him out of the room. In my adult life, unless it floated through the air, it simply wouldn’t be a factor in anything I would ever get seriously involved with.

I’m not certain that to this day, my kids and closest friends aren’t still amazed that I can “while a day a way” pretty easily sitting on my boat. 

It is true that I bought the first one so Laurie could have a place to “tan” with some privacy. It’s absolutely true that I bought the second one because she started tanning in bikinis … I hope you enjoy your visit to this page and I hope you leave with a little of the flavor we enjoy so much when we’re on board the “Happiest Boat on Earth”.

Happiest Boat on Earth


Moving “HBOE” around is easy enough if your comfortable pulling a trailer that is nearly thirty-five feet (35) in overall length and weighs a bit less than eight tons.

Towing the Happiest Boat on Earth

We use a one-ton Ford to move “HBOE” around. It’s actually quite entertaining to see which fuel tank (the truck or the boat) can be emptied the quickest when underway.

It’s a long miserable haul between Boise and Las Vegas (about 15 hours) and we thank our lucky stars that we only do it, each direction, once a year. We take the boat from Boise to Lake Mead around the first of November then bring it home in mid-April for the boating season at Lucky Peak.

We most miss our trips to Redfish Lake but are concerned that “HBOE” is too big for the launch ramp. We could get it in (you can always get them in) but we’re not sure that getting the boat out would be easy. We’re slowly building courage …


Lucky Peak Video
Temple Arm Video
Our Favorite Images Video

The one thing I miss more than anything else is having the kids and grandkids on board. Their schedules aren’t as flexible and we miss not being able to share the boat more. The grand kids seem to love their time on the boat and we love having them there.

We’re lucky to have friends that enjoy boating as well. Rich and Debbie share time with us on their boat (also a Bayliner 3055) which has simply enhanced our experience.

Here are a few images …

Spencer's First Bayliner


We knew from the very first night at Lake Mead that we had found our “happy” place. What an incredible way to spend the winter. We also knew that while we were pretty content on board, we were going to need more room if this was to be a regular adventure for us. Soon after, we started shopping …

We found our new boat in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at a local marina (love at first sight) and we quickly made an offer. The boat was shipped to us in Salt Lake City where Laurie and I waited with our brand new Metal Craft trailer.

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