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Someone may have posted this before but I just found it and it is a fantastic resource giving wind-rose pilot charts and lots more.

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American Practical Navigator
Sailing directions
Light Lists
Sight reduction table (not that I need them-)

very kewl....
http://www.nga.mil/portal/site/marit...c24fd73927a759

Use drop down menu at top to get what you want.
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Wow! What an incredible find! Thanks for sharing!

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I used a PDF utility called Down Them All on this site last year and yoinked the lot. Took about 90 minutes on a DSL line. I don't find reason too often to compliment the American government, but making these documents freely available for download is a terrific resource. I will still buy the British Admiralty pilots for the sheer joy of spreading out a really big set of charts, but all these will go into one or three big binders.
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Good find man!!!

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Someone may have posted this before but I just found it and it is a fantastic resource giving wind-rose pilot charts and lots more.

Pilot Charts
American Practical Navigator
Sailing directions
Light Lists
Sight reduction table (not that I need them-)

very kewl....
http://www.nga.mil/portal/site/marit...c24fd73927a759

Use drop down menu at top to get what you want.
I can't open them even after winzip does something.
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Won't open

I can't get them to open.?????
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These are zipped up EXECUTABLE files (.exe). Use winzip to unzip them to a temporary folder or to your desktop. Then, click on the exe file. It will provide instructions/info, but if you just take the default it will install the files to a directory on your C:\ drive, e.g.,

C:\NGA_Data\Pub_155

Then you should be able to open the file OK.

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You can also rename the .exe file to a .zip file and then Winzip or Stuffit will open them as if they're a regular zip file, rather than a self-extracting one. This usually isn't necessary on a PC, but is a good work around on a Mac.

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These are zipped up EXECUTABLE files (.exe). Use winzip to unzip them to a temporary folder or to your desktop. Then, click on the exe file. It will provide instructions/info, but if you just take the default it will install the files to a directory on your C:\ drive, e.g.,

C:\NGA_Data\Pub_155

Then you should be able to open the file OK.

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I cannot get the unzipped file to open.
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