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TITLE "Lift the rudder to determine end play, rock it port to starboard to determine side play"
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2017
• 4×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• 3×RGB P4-64*32-V1.0 (HG2016080505-100)
EXPOSURE “Tales of the Girl with the Blue Wig” at island6 Main Space
CREDITS Jin Yun 金云 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction, animation & technical guidance)• Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (performance & production supervisor) • András Gál (documentation)

To check if spray is getting in the engine, she climbs inside the hull on a sunny day. If she sees light at the edges, she replaces the gaskets and latch. She keeps an eye on mating surfaces for drips, salt stains, weepage and ridges of crud. If she does absolutely nothing else, she looks at the exhaust risers and head gaskets. Vibration and settling can cause misalignment. She eschews strap hold-downs in favor of threaded rods and locknuts. She wraps her hair every night in a silk scarf.
She squeezes hoses. Soft, mushy, checked, discolored or shedding hoses can collapse under suction. It starves the engine. She knows that even stainless fasteners corrode. Crevice corrosion looks like streaks of rust spewing from fasteners. She removes, replaces, and rebeds them. She finds the cause of the wet core. She examines gelcoat for imperfections, particularly on leading edges: stem, keel, and chines. She repairs with epoxy.
She ensures shafts are centered on their bearings. A minor misalignment is multiplied by the length of the shaft. She checks the stuffing box and even the struts. Once sacrificial anodes lose half their weight (not size), she replaces them. If an anode is full-sized but looks like swiss cheese, it’s no good. She doesn’t paint them, ever. [August Rick]

STATUS N/A. Private collection, London.
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