User manual

This manual is included into delivery set and intended for primary inspection and assembly of the device. For additional information, see User Manual in a corresponding language at seabike.com, in the Service and Support section.

THE SEABIKE HAS A MODULAR DESIGN

1. Rudder
2. Handlebar
3. Nose cone
4. Mounting spacer
5. Nose float
6. Handlebar adjuster
7. Cam-lock
8. Frame
9. Adjusting bolt
10. Adjusting bolt
11. Frame float Reduction gear 12. Crank
13. Connector ring
14. Pedal
15. Stern float.
16. Propeller blades
17. Propeller hub 1
18. Propeller hub 2
19. Adjustment marks
20. Propeller spinner

ASSEMBLY AND DISASSEMBLY

To start the assembly take the parts from the bag and follow the instruction.

During assembly, make sure that all components are not contaminated with sand or dirt.

STEP 1
Take the body with the frame (11)

and open eccentric clamps (7) on it. Insert the steering pillar (6) into the frame (8). The flat side of the strut rudder must conform to the shape of the holes in the frame.

STEP 2
Adjust the steering pillar (6)

according to your height by matching holes (22) at the edge of the frame (8) or holes for the pin (23) of the eccentric clamp (7), and close the clamps until tight.

Adjust the height of the steering pillar.

Pay attention that for

unexperienced bikers, the steering pillar height shall be at breast height, as it is shown with the arrow in the figure. Further, the steer height is adjusted for each biker individually. If you understand during biking that treadles are too far or too close, adjust the steering pillar as required.

STEP 3

Insert the fin (1) into the steering wheel until tightly (2). The steering wheel cutoff corresponds to a certain position of the fin. Insert the assembled steering wheel and fin into the hole (4) of the steering pillar until clicking. Make sure that the steer is fixed. To disassemble the unit, pull the nose cone (3) to the steering wheel and remove fin and steer.

STEP 4

Insert treadles (14) into connectors (13)

as it is shown in the figure.

To remove/install the treadles, set connector in the position shown in the figure.

To lock the connector and prevent the sudden unit unjoining, which can cause loss of treadle, turn the connector ring as shown in the figure.

After treadle (14) installation and connector (13) locking, make sure, that the treadle is securely fixed by its pulling from the Seabike.

STEP 5

Unscrew completely the aft cone (20),

and screw it by 2 turns. Then apply a slight force to install paddles (16) into sockets of hubs. During installation, the mark (19) on the paddle (16) shall be directed along the Sea Bike as shown in the figure.

The Seabike has adjustable paddles. By turning the paddles around their axis, you can adjust the propeller pitch.

Begin with MAX mark; if during biking you understand that it is too hard for you to turn the treadles, move the paddles to NORM or MIN. Besides, you can select intermediate positions.

If after MAX selection, you understand that it is too easy for you to turn the treadles, you can select the adjustment exceeding MAX.

As a rule, in sea water, due to its higher density, the propeller pitch shall be decreased by a division.

Make sure that the position is similar for both paddles.

After adjusting, screw the aft cone (20) until tight.

To disassemble the Seabike, carry out all above operations in reversed order.

SEABIKING
Turn the treadles as for a usual bike. Try to swim along a coast, without

nearing shallow waters. Comfortable conditions mean that you can see the bed well, and the depth is sufficient for swimming without bed touching.

If you want to swim over a river or a small bay, find a reference point for swimming direction and make sure that you course does not cross courses of other floating crafts.

Turns on the Seabike are made by body bending and turning the steering wheel to the side, to which you want to turn.

After swimming, disassemble the Seabike and wash its components with fresh water. Dry them or wipe with a cloth and put carefully into the bag. This procedure provides durable good appearance of the Seabike.

SEABIKING SAFETY RULES

Observe the following simple rules during seabiking:
1. Always equip children with life vests;

2. Do not use the Seabike if you cannot swim;

3.Preferrably operate the Seabike before another person, who can help you, if required;

4. Do not close too much to other objects in the water (boats, people, etc.);

5. Do not use the Seabike with any damaged or absent components;

6. Do not use the Seabike when you are drunk or drugged;

7.Children under 12 years should not use the Seabike unattended.

Use protective footwear: it secures your feet during entering and leaving water on an undeveloped or stony coast as well as protects them against rubbing with sea-bike treadles.Swimmer’s body shall be protected against supercooling and sun burns with a neoprene suit or vest (which can be combined with lycra suit); his/her head shall be protected with a swimming cap or neoprene helmet, and hands – by gloves.

Swims shall be planned taking into account the following circumstances:

Streams.

Considering of streams, their direction and speed is very important during planning of a swim. The speed of a Seabiker can be lower than the stream speed and it will make more difficult reaching a required place, since the stream can cause the biker’s drifting over a large distance.

The biking shall be always started upstream. Watch the stream direction and speed and orient yourself by a coast or a tracker. If the stream is too swift, bike across it to the coast.

If a biker is properly trained and a swim is correctly planned, streams can be – and shall be – used for easy and quick passing of a section of the route.

Waves.

Up-wave biking is easy, while down-wave biking – difficult. Waves appear due to wind; that is why, during planning of your swim, you can check the wind direction in a weather forecast and determine the waves direction. In case of proper planning, waves ease passing of a section of the route.

Shipping traffic.

You shall remember the prohibition to swim in locations, where ship routes go. However, beyond ship routes, small crafts, boats and yachts can be dangerous for a biker, since he/she can be hardly observed upon waves or in the night. We strongly recommend to lay biking routes as close to coast line as possible, and bike in the open water, if required, with an escorting craft.