1. Ignore all warnings that the Army Corp Engineers has not maintained dredging the Intracoastal Waterway through Georgia. Your wife wants to go to Savannah, and you'd better well take her to Savannah. Sailing around Georgia by way of the ocean is simply not an option if you want to maintain the stability of this relationship.
2. Forget the usefulness of modern electronics.
3. Trust that the channel markers are in the correct location. (Sometimes inexplicably, they have been moved…)
4. Run aground for the first time.
5. After freeing yourself, continue to travel onward, despite radio traffic warning you of another vessel run aground five miles ahead.
6. When you approach said vessel, be sure to ask their advice and believe them when they say you can make it.
7. Proceed with confidence.
8. After firmly grounding your vessel for the second time, send your wife to the bow and instruct her to jump up and down. Surely the weight of her 115 lb. body will rock the 5 ton boat free from the sandbar.
9. Take comfort in the fact that you are not the only sailboat stuck on this sandbar and remember that if all else fails, the tide will rise eventually.
10. Have a good laugh at your own misfortune and happily check "running aground" off of your list of things left to experience.