My New Blog…My new Domain Name ! Welcome..
My name is Rob … I live in a beautiful Drumheller valley in the central interior of Alberta.
I like to write & photo journalize about the projects that come into my shop.. both as a reference for me later, and as a way to share those things to help others who are working on similar stuff. I have boat , tractor , scooter, quad and a few vehicle projects. I love putzing in the shop.. it’s heated so the winter always sees more action. The nicer weather always chases me outside for yard work & outdoor projects. The Captain thing came from the Kubota F2400 mower project . (Below Photo)
As I was working on the Kubota a friend came by and called me Captain Kubota.. I thought it was cool so I put that on the side of the Kubota. And my daughter got me the hat for Christmas.. I wanted that for my boat.. not the Kubota. But what the heck.. I love my Kubota BX 1850 so I’ll keep the name. I used to do a lot of renovating, and that kept me busy in my spare time. Then one day I acquired an older Craftsman lawn tractor that was in need of repair. At the time I had a new lawn tractor and very much enjoyed using it.. so I didn’t need this one. I fixed it up and sold it.. And that started the ball rolling with the lawn tractors.. I’ve had over twenty go through the shop.. They are small and easy to work on..The hobby paid for it’s self..plus I had fun. I’ve since moved on to work on other things that interest me.. I find restoring /Fabricating/ painting & repairing to be rewarding .. I have the comments turned of for this site due to the crap I was having to put up with. If you want to contact me use Facebook. Just do a search for my name Rob Vere.
Here is the links to my posts / projects… starting with the most recent:
The links are GREEN
I have a line up of winter projects. Let’s start with a second Jeep a 1992 YJ . The 95 Jeep is for sale. For trailers I’m now working on the Ponoka Trailer. and I have another smaller trailer frame from a Jayco tent trailer that i will be making a tear drop with.
Summer is here ! And camping is coming up.. We decided to sell the now finished Surf Side trailer Now Sold ! and we bought a bit bigger 1994 21 ft Gulf Stream. We have parked this trailer in BC.. I have now sold my Polaris ATV.. Just don’t use it. I have also bought a new trailer project. I call it the Ponoka Trailer. Check out that post . Plus i have sold my ATV and used those funds to buy a 1995 Jeep YJ .
Spring is here ! And the work continues on the 1975 Surfside Trailer.
I sold the Vanguard boat !
Winter 2022 / 23:
Never a dull winter. I bought a boat to work on Vanguard bow rider. That should keep me out of trouble. Also we were thinking about activities for next year.. and decided to try cycling again. This time with E Bikes.. Check that out. Now I’m kicking the boat out of the garage to make room for the 1975 Surfside Trailer.
We are all settled in the new place.. I have had the time to organize and clean up the new garage. Sold the Kubota BX23S the 2005 Polaris the 2004 Polaris and the Honda scooter. Found a good running quad to keep. 2013 Sportsman 500 .
Big changes for us.. We sold the house, and moving this summer to a new home in town. That Prompted another purge of things. For the good.. there won’t be the room to park extra stuff any more. Sold the yard trailer, the travel trailer, the boat and some other bulky stuff.
Spring 2022 :
Sure is nice to have the warmer weather back.. I sold the 2005 Avalanche. And soon the bodywork will be done on the 2009 Avalanche. I bought a 2004 Polaris 400 quad.. and it came with a parts one too. I plan to use the wiring harness to fix the 2005 Polaris 500.
Brrrr. December was chilly. Hard to keep the garage warm. Now it’s January and a bit warmer… The Polaris 500 project is on hold waiting for an important part. The Avalanche situation has changed.. I bought a third one ! 2009 Avalanche. So It’s now the 2003 I’ll pass along to Ben & Dee. I’m in no hurry but I’ll sell the 2005.
It’s Fall 2021:
More or less settled in and I found out that the garage is keeping warm.. So yes I can work out there. But.. first was the New Kitchen. Then work on the New Bath downstairs continued. And I did some yard work.. getting ready for winter. Also bought another Avalanche to fix up and pass on to my Son.. This winter I will be fixing up a quad.. 2005 Polaris.
We Moved ! Summer 2021:
To Drumheller Alberta… Closer to the kids. My Garage is half the size of what I had.. So those big projects would not be happening. We have an acre of rural property and that will be my project for a few years. Plus the home needs a few renovations. Like the basement Bathroom. Hobbies and past times will be different.. such as ATVing.. I sold my RZR and the trailer to haul it. Also the 1989 truck project is not coming here and was sold. the Surf side trailer sold just before we moved. And the 12 ft Kencraft boat SOLD before moving. The money was used for a new Kubota BX23S tractor.. And a Southland 10ft dump trailer. These are the new tools for the work I will be doing for the next few years.
Everything got kicked out of the shop in favor of my THIRD fiberglass trailer.. This will be the only winter project..
I also bought as a spring / summer project.. 1989 Chevy Flatdeck
Looking forward to the camping in Oct. The Frontier will get some use. Bought a new boat 12ft Kencraft. Not a project.. good to be out on the water again. Also a quick little project.. Folding Trailer. Done and sold. Also Check out the John Deere 1420 mower post. Plus ! I’ve got a new small fiberglass trailer that needs some love. Triple E Surfside. Winter is coming and there is lots more time for working in the shop. Also squeezed in an old friend that was displaced this summer during clean up .. Hiding for 9 years the Cub 60 Mower is in the shop
What a year … with having to stay home and travel very limited. Work on things like the Frontier Motor Home has been slow AND plans to use it have be put aside till this fall. I did get a small trailer built for towing with the ATV.. Story HERE. We did get to go camping this year with the family.. when we returned we put the Wanderer trailer up for sale and sold it within a day. Also we sold the Buick and bought a 2012 Kia Soul.. Love it. Bought a new travel trailer 2011 Fun Finder.. check out the story
The Acorn Trailer has been in the shop .. and it’s now to a Lock-up stage and will be coming out.. I listed it for sale and it’s SOLD. The new Husqvarna mower.. needs the blades sharpened ( DONE). And the Frontier motor home. is getting some love too.
Winter 2019- 2020:
The Frontier Van is put away for the winter.. and the shop was cleaned up.. My Kubota has been in there for a bit getting a service and readied for the winter. Next on the list will be the Acorn Trailer.
New domain now… So I’ve got some catching up to do. Working on a new flat deck trailer.. And there’s been some changes in trailers and a new Avalanche for me. Also I bought a second RZR .. 2008 RZR 800.. older one Just Cuz.
I went back to work so not much time for projects.. The Acorn trailer will have to be stored till i can get back to it.. I’m modifying a trailer for my new ATV.. ATV trailer . And I’ll be pimping out the ATV as well. RZR570 .
Starting the Acorn Trailer Project. And that will take all Winter
This fall I got to use the Frontier Camper that I mounted to a trailer frame.. worked great.projec And I got to try out a side by side ATV.. 800 Razor. Also I sold the LeSharo . Also a small trailer project..Tilt Trailer.Old Tilt trailer
Not much going on.. However I am working on a new Scooby.. using a frame from wrecking out a trailer and the Frontier Camper.. Check it out
The Boler is done and gone to it’s new home. I’ve acquired two lawn tractors and making them nice, will keep one for this year. Also finish up the Frontier Camper and go camping . Some other mowers have come to me and I’ll deal with them.. but not sure I’ll post them yet. I did find another little trailer to restore this fall.. 1979 Acorn.
Winter 2017 / 2018
New winter project 1973 boler trailer
Sold the GT3000, sold the Empress , And my Performer boat has also gone to a new home.. The Terra Jet is stored waiting for more time to work on that.. and the LaSharo is getting a new motor very soon.. But it’s camping time..
With camping over I’m getting a few things done and starting some new stuff. Like a new trailer project. But mostly yard stuff.
The Terra Jet project got put aside for servicing Tractors. but will continue when there is time. I also picked up where I left off on the Craftsman GT3000 I will need it soon for my grass. Plus work will start on getting the Empress Motor Home ready for the season.. also I picked up another RV.. for a later project.. Winnebago LaSharo
This winter’s projects…
Starting work on the second TerraJet that came with the first one. . Making one good TJ out of two…
1970’s Terra Jet 453 E page 1 / page 2 / page 3 / page 4 / page 5 / Page 6
More work on the Raider 4×4
Also I’ve acquired this Motorhome in trade for helping some folks:
I have sold the mini truck and moved on.. and then I found this cool little 4×4 .. check it out.
1987 Raider 4×4 page 1
There is now 3 pages
New Quad.. For Mo.. 2005 Rally 200
And a second one for parts.. BUT I’m going to fix it 2003 Rally
Carry On … Carrying On
Sold the Tracker and the Sidekick.. now I have a little Mini Truck… And I’m doing some work on it.. check out the posts
Also needed a small trailer to tow with the Carry.. had to build it to suite my needs..
Argo 6×6 sold
1991 GMC Tracker 4×4 9 pages sold
As a reference I re-posted the 1989 Tracker project from 2007. And I was given this 1996 Sidekick , but had to pass it on.
New RV for us.. Bigger Better..
Work is finshed on the Travel-Mate fifth wheel trailer.. and it went camping. And sold to my Nephew
Picked up a third Terra Jet as a future project
JIGER the New 6×6 AATV.. older than the Bazoo Sold
New/ old truck… 1994 Chev
Winter 2014 – 2015:
Terra Jet Project 6 pages
Kubota B2400 tractor… Now SOLD
Some of my Thoughts on RV’s .. now that I have two
New RV… Travelmate and the rebuild post HERE
Polaris 300 SOLD
Bought New Polaris 400 quad
Avalanche sold, new truck , Ram 1500
Bazoo Sold ..and gone now
Check out the Group Camping Post
A few new things : 1995 polaris 4×4 ATV
Click Here for the Bazoo AATV Project
A new Classic boat followed me home.. Free and it’s stored at Dave’s till warmer weather.. 1961 Sabre Craft
However it may end up as parts for the Performer Seven Seas
Plus I acquired a new utility Trailer bigger better. Tandem Trailer working on that …weather permitting…
My 2002 Avalanche is in the news.. got a new paint job.. and I brought the post from the old blog over here .. Avalanche
Also it’s Tractor time.. and I did a little fixing & maintenance to the Kubota 1850 .
The other Projects I’ve worked on this Winter 2013 – 14 :
Some day I hope to be getting back to my Seven Seas Boat Project
although I’m taking my time I would still like to get the boat finished this year..
You can also check out my older Blog, and the projects and posts there .
More about Grand Forks…
Oh just watch this video… says it all.
This is where we call home… and wouldn’t have it any other way..