DD3 Albatross?

2 months 2 weeks ago #34393 by MikeUnderwood
DD3 Albatross? was created by MikeUnderwood
A really nice DD3 Albatross has come up for sale in my area. Has anyone tried this boat? How does it compare to the more modern boats? I currently paddle a gen 1 v12 but I want something with more rocker. Was looking to the Elite S but the DD3 looks to be quite similar?

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

2 months 2 weeks ago #34418 by Heald
Replied by Heald on topic DD3 Albatross?
Hi Mike
I have just sold mine. It was a lovely boat, well put together, quite quick, and would pick up the slightest bump and run with it. I normally paddle a Stellar SEI, and found the DD3 to be a bit more tippy at 43-44 cm wide, so is in the skinny boat category. It does have some good secondary stability though. I believe that these boats are similar in handling to a V12, though not having paddled a V12, could not verify that claim. I admit to  struggling with it in rough conditions, but that was more about my ability than the boat.  Other paddlers have paddled it and liked the feel. One comment was that it was better suited for a taller person, as it does have a reasonably high seat hump. If you are over 5'10" you will be OK. 
If you have the opportunity,  take it for a spin before committing.

Ross

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Latest Forum Topics

Interval training, good or bad? (9 Posts)

12 hours 22 minutes ago

Getting lost (9 Posts)

12 hours 36 minutes ago

Surf-ski rental in Copenhagen, Denmark (6 Posts)

18 hours 20 minutes ago
Protected by R Antispam