uHad a Sea Tow call late yesterday 33 Hunter sailboat aground in the North East River. You can never quite tell what you are getting into in on of these situations. It was a hour after high tide and we were losing water which makes it that mush more important to get onsite quickly and access what needs to be done. He was out of the channel by Grren 17 one hundred yards or so in 3' of water with a 4' draft(wing keel). Deeper water was only about 80' away, at least enough to get him floating. They had just bought the boat and we're taking a leisurely Autumn cruise on the river. They were not members so we are in a cash situation right away, I reinforced end what the boss had already explained about paying cash. I disconnected the tow hook we use for towing and installed the bridle (mush stronger) , attached that to his bow cleats and payed out enough line to get me into at least 5' of water ( our boat really squats when you are working an in grounding). Took up the slack and slowly applied throttle, as I applied throttle I worked the wheel back and forth to unstick his keel fro the mud. 5 minutes later, 3400 rpm and some fancy wheel movements and he came free. Rounded up to him on his starboard side, completed the paperwork and was home free in under an hour. Watch your charts, if unsure of the area stay in the channel.