It was just possible that she might still be afloat, riding to the schooner as a sea anchor.
I noticed before dark that our sea anchor is going to pieces.
A sail was rigged on the foremast, and a sea anchor hastily constructed as soon as it was discovered that the helm was useless.
Covers were supplied for the lifeboats and cutters, and a sea anchor for each boat.
And as soon as I struck the water, I shut off the motor, opened one of these windows and threw over the sea anchor.
The sea anchor which Russ had rigged provided the necessary drag and steerage way, and the boat's head was kept to the waves.
The sea anchor remained just under the surface of the ocean in a perpendicular position.
The old sailor was working frantically to rig up a sea anchor with which to bring the launch's bow up in the wind.
Fearing that they would run aground on the Syrtis sand bars, they lowered the sea anchor, and so were driven along.
Soon after dark the sea became confused and angry; I furled the tiny reef sail and put out the sea anchor.