sea anchor


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sea anchor

Nautical any device, such as a bucket or canvas funnel, dragged in the water to keep a vessel heading into the wind or reduce drifting

sea anchor

[′sē ‚aŋ·kər]
(naval architecture)
An object towed by a usually small vessel to keep the vessel end-on to a heavy sea or surf or to reduce drift; the usual form is a conical canvas bag whose large end is open, and, when towed with the large end in the forward position, the bag offers considerable resistance.
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The sailor driving the small boat throws them a bright yellow sea anchor.
A check to see that the sea anchor is streaming correctly is now a priority and thereafter maintaining the raft, familiarising everyone with the contents of the emergency pack, watching for rescuers and achieving best possible comfort levels for all on board will become the ongoing routine.
A bowline is needed for holding onto the kayak in bad conditions, as is a towline, and for attaching bottom and sea anchors.
It Was the One Constant in My Life -- the Sea Anchor That Kept Me Headed into the Wind
Some sort of conservative movement may prove useful, much like a sea anchor during turbulence, for steadying the vessel of culture.
with no steering and no emergency steering (our spinnaker pole formed an integral part of this) we had little choice but to lay off a sea anchor and convey our situation to the race authorities.
If we can get into a good area, I'll put the sea anchor out, and we can relax and take the rocking out of the boat," Pesch explained when I spoke with him later.
Katy Marriott-Payne of Wellingborough bought Oakville Paris (B mare, PS2,000), Marged Simons of Narberth bought Thistledown Sea Anchor (B gelding, PS1,750), India Latter of Llandysul bought Rhoson Shanco (B colt, PS1,200).
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Black Knight is under a sea anchor so hopefully it'll stay in the same location.