The easiest way of retrieving your Sea Anchor is by the use of a trip line. There should be a float at the end. PARA-TECH Trip Lines come in their own stow/deployment bag for rapid, easy deployment. 1/4" Polypropylene (floating) line in a red heavy duty bag with its own built in float. It can do double-duty as a heaving line, too. Available in 100, 150, or 200' lengths.