Simulator Service & Support
The Simulator requires regular maintenance to maintain safe and prolonged operation. Oartec recommends the following checks and procedures.
Keep the frame, seat rail and flywheel housing clean and free of dust, sweat and other materials. Wipe any sweat off the seat rail and frame after daily use and by using a soft cloth so as to not scratch or damage the finish.
Regularly check the condition of the drive straps and replace immediately if there is any sign of wear of the loop attachment to the oar, or if the strap is damaged along it’s length at any point. Use of the simulator with a worn or weakened drive strap is likely to result in failure of the drive strap and may cause injury to the user. Contact Oartec to receive replacement straps and instructions.
Periodically examine the drive system beneath the faring for any wear on the toothed rubber drive belts or on the drive and return straps winding onto the drive spool. This check can be performed with a visual examination through the opening between the faring and the arm when the drive arms are folded into the stored position. Replace if worn or damaged.
Periodically open the flywheel housing and clean the flywheel and housing mesh of dust using a vacumn cleaner or soft cloth.