Ok dude, here's how you get that tub up in 18" of water with a soft bottom...
Get your partner to lay out on the front deck, the flatter you make the hull the better.
Crank the wheel full right turn. RIGHT TURN ONLY!!
Everyone lean right, when you do, it tilts the motor right, which gives you more water to work in.
Hit the throttle hard, try to get the boat to start to spin right, when you do it you'll push a bubble of water out in front. Usually at about 180 degrees, you yank hard left, which puts the boat up on top of the bubble and you're gone. Are you going to mess it up the first few times? Absolutely, most guys are too careful and too slow, be aggressive, you're stuck anyway got nothing to lose.
The faster you get the spin going, the higher the wall of water will be, do it right and you'll have nearly dry ground behind you.
Marble Falls/Seadrift TX