That sea-anchor is overboard, and we're able to keep fairly clear of water.
We had a tripping line on it, so we tripped the sea-anchor and hauled it in.
The mainmast dragged by a tangle of ropes aft of the starboard beam and was acting as a sort of sea-anchor.
At daylight we found our sea-anchor and the rudder had both gone.
Moran had been inspired to use the swamped boat as a sea-anchor, fastening her to the schooner's bow instead of to the stern.
Within the hour all canvas had to be furled and the sea-anchor streamed.
We attached a big timber as a float, and dropped the sea-anchor over again.
A drag or sea-anchor, usually made of canvas and cone-shaped, is attached to the end of this rope.
So we made a sea-anchor of oars and hove to, the Dudley Docker in the lead, since she had the longest painter.
Imagine a hoop of steel that serves to keep open the mouth of a large, conical, canvas bag, and you have a sea-anchor.