I am new to this wonderful forum! I am the proud owner of a beautiful carver 33SS with 6.0 MPI Crusaders -- Had plenty of captain training hours -- just did my inaugral voyage (a small harbor cruise) from the Newport Dunes only to be stuck in mud between the green and red channel markers! I backed up and had to get right in the middle of the lane to establish better depth. Boat now vibrates heavily when using the throttle on the starboard side.. I will be checking the strainers as the starboard engine died a couple of times.. An obvious learning lesson is to use the depth finder (my teaching captain had it turned off as we drove from San Diego to NB). Miraculously, I was able it to redock in wind conditions backing in (depth was 10ft7" at dock side). There was active dredging going on at the time. Advise to using main channel markers and what damage to expect (props, shaft, etc). Help. I still love my boat! Just a painful pride injury!