What now skipper?

Send us your solution to the latest boating conundrum

You and the family are enjoying a bank holiday cruise aboard your twin-screw 35ft cruiser, and have just rafted up at a busy quayside. Quickly deciding it is too noisy, you look for a quieter evening anchorage by following one of the harbour trip boats. Chart on your lap and plotter on, you tag along a safe 100 yards behind, as the tripper pulls in to land. Continuing past the jetty, your boat suddenly slows to a complete stop. You’ve touched the bottom in no uncertain terms! Distracted by following the track of the trip boat, you’d forgotten where you are – and that the tide is dropping fast. What now, skipper?

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