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#196419 - 02/23/10 08:20 AM The Black Pearl
aloha Offline
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Registered: 11/16/05
Posts: 1047
Loc: Hawaii, USA
is in Hawaii to shoot Pirates of the Caribbean 4.


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#196422 - 02/23/10 11:35 AM Re: The Black Pearl [Re: aloha]
Leigh_Ratcliffe Offline
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Registered: 03/31/06
Posts: 1355
Loc: United Kingdom.
Royal Navy!
Surrender or be sunk.....

grin
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#196428 - 02/23/10 12:33 PM Re: The Black Pearl [Re: Leigh_Ratcliffe]
JBMat Offline
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Registered: 03/03/09
Posts: 745
Loc: NC
Arrrh me hearties.

The first one was the best one.

"You cheated" "Pirate!"

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#196430 - 02/23/10 12:45 PM Re: The Black Pearl [Re: aloha]
hikermor Offline
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Loc: southern Cal
How did BP get to Hawaii? I suspect she was not sailed there....
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#196431 - 02/23/10 12:56 PM Re: The Black Pearl [Re: hikermor]
oldsoldier Offline
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Registered: 11/25/06
Posts: 742
Loc: MA
Thats wicked cool! I have a question though (like hikermor's); is it an actual wooden ship, is is a shell on a more modern ship, or is it simply a mockup-not really seaworthy? Always wondered that...
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#196438 - 02/23/10 02:32 PM Re: The Black Pearl [Re: oldsoldier]
Compugeek Offline
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Registered: 08/09/09
Posts: 392
Loc: San Diego, CA
I may be wrong, but I don't think the masts are anywhere near tall enough for it to actually sail.

Doesn't rule out the possibility of a powered ship, though.
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#196441 - 02/23/10 03:28 PM Re: The Black Pearl [Re: Compugeek]
hikermor Offline
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From the photo, it appears the topmasts have been taken down, something the Concordia, in retrospect, would have been wise to do...
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#196442 - 02/23/10 04:09 PM Re: The Black Pearl [Re: hikermor]
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Registered: 10/30/05
Posts: 1341
Loc: Virginia, US
The rest of the sails and masts will probably be added to The Black Pearl digitally in post production.

That's just a guess based on the pictures of the Black Pearl that pop up on the web from time to time.
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#196445 - 02/23/10 05:30 PM Re: The Black Pearl [Re: oldsoldier]
Susan Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
"The filmmakers scrapped the original ship, which wasn't really a ship at all. It was a set built from the hull up on top of a barge, which was towed into position for filming. ... the producers felt it was in their best interest to build The Black Pearl as a seaworthy vessel.

"... To speed its construction, Heinrichs built the Black Pearl around an existing 109-foot-long ship named Sunset; which was docked in Bayou La Batre, Alabama. "The result ... was that from the waterline up you had this beautiful pirate ship. The Sunset is still in there somewhere, with engines, fuel and water tanks, a galley and bunks."

The 'real' Black Pearl

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#196446 - 02/23/10 05:34 PM Re: The Black Pearl [Re: Susan]
oldsoldier Offline
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Posts: 742
Loc: MA
Susan, thank you for that info!
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