29 Ipswich Road
Woolloongabba, QLD, 4102
+61 7 3391 1088
Troy Cook, Factory Manager, has been working for Rosco
Canoes & Kayaks for 19 years.
Originally a Cabinet maker making counters for Commonweath Banks, Troy
entered the family business in 1996 working in the factory making canoes.
Troy's favourite boat to build is our Scamper Canoe because of its nice lines
and lightweight construction. Coincidently it is also his favourite boat to paddle.
He loves it because it paddles so nicely with his long beavertail paddle. Troy
also has an big adventurous streak and loves paddling whitewater kayaks
whenever he can.
The best part about his job is the satisfaction in building a quality product.
The worst part about his job is the wear and tear on his clothes from resin and
the itch from fibreglass dust. Although new processes in the factory have
reduced the amount of dust generated in the factory now.
If he could design anything he wanted he reckons it would be a 45' catarmaran
to live on with his family. As far as paddlecraft go, a range of fibreglass sit-on-tops
is definitely on the cards. Watch this space...
Troy's favourite place to paddle is the Nymboida River in NSW, particularly the
Upper Gorge region where he reckons you have the best scenery in Australia.
The Nymboida is a favourite of whitewater paddlers on the East Coast.
Finally, what would his dream job be? Living off the land on
a permaculture farm, preferably somewhere up around 1770 / Agnes Waters.