Whether sifting through sand, or scrambling over a rocky shore, it's about finding treasures in every day. 


In a boating world that relies on navigational aids such as GPS, FLIR (Forward Looking InfraRed), radar, and color sonar, there is the often-used, old reliable...NavDog!

NavDog audibly alerts boaters to the proximity of other NavDog units.

High-end NavDogs retrieve floating items and can be programmed to deliver flotation devices to overboard personnel. NavDogs have been instrumental in alerting boaters to the need to retrieve wayward children from the ocean.

No wiring or plumbing needed. NavDog operates for hours on a bowl of kibble, and is self-draining. 

While fishfinder NavDogs are still in the research and development phase, most NavDogs are able to audibly and physically add to the excitement of catching a fish.  

There are many models of NavDog, such as the sport fishing NavDog. ..

An older model Recreational Fishing NavDog still working after years of reliable service. 

and the relaxed-but-professional Commercial Fishing NavDog...

Commercial Fishing NavDog pointing the way to the fish buyer. 

and each NavDog has multiple settings.  Early in the day most NavDogs are set on high resolution.

NavDog turned up to high resolution for a quick departure upon clearing the harbor entrance. 

As with electronic navigational aids, NavDog's information input can be blocked. During such times NavDog may be put into standby. 

NavDog in standby mode. 

NavDogs are a trusted part of boating. With proper maintenance your NavDog unit will make your time on the water a more enjoyable experience.  

In the photo above is a floathouse being taken to the harbor for the winter. More on floathouses in a few days.

If you are in need of a new or replacement NavDog unit contact your local dog shelter. In Wrangell contact our angelic Dolores at St. Frances Animal Rescue.

Happy and Safe Boating Everyone! 

Alaska Beachcomber