Hey Dave, Exactly where was that grounding, I want to mark it on my charts. LoL Actually, I always say that you're not a real boater unless you've grounded at least once. Well, I have, just like Dave. Coming across Moriches Inlet (south shore of Long Island, NY), on the inside, I see up ahead a towboat and about 6 other boats, milling around. No sooner did I pull the throttle back, WHAMO!, I was hard aground, IN THE CHANNEL! I became victim number 7. Apparently boats were getting stuck on the outbound tide. The towboat came over and tried to pull us off, but I was afraid the boat would tip over 34' flybridge, not pretty on her side). So we set the anchors and waited for the flood. Limped home with a dinged prop, bent shaft, and crushed pride. Now I'm a real boater.