It's situations like that when I would like to have a good turn of speed (which I do not) so I could at least run the other way.
*shortly after i got my boat, we took friends for a sunset cruise into Huntington Beach.
the route into the marina via an inlet or canal passing a weapons depot (just for drama has nothing to do with this story), then under a bridge and here lies the issue; height of the bridge became an issue perhaps 50 ft before it, my friend is an experienced boater and informed me that he would gauge the height from the rear of the flybridge. he was monitoring and said it looked fine, until we were right in front of it; he shouts out "I wouldnt do it!", with the incoming tide pushing us towards the bridge i put both in reverse.
someone yells; stop there is a boat behind you..
now panicking, i hit it hard forward, hard enough to clear the snacks and most drinks off the saloon table down below, to stop the boat, then i throw the starboard engine in rverse and the port in forward and make a hard and swift 180 turn to starboard.
having a twin engine makes a turn like that possible and it saved my butt that day.