You're sitting on a pontoon watching failure after failure to moor a boat against a strong tide, with other boats (possibly including your own) becoming liable to a bit of a knock. Notwithstanding the fact that several of the group are attractive females (without LJs) on the cusp of falling in as they try to throw ropes, jump ashore etc, and the berthing manoeuvre is something you routinely carry out quickly and in safety, do you:
a) Do and say nothing - the risks and/or liability are too high
b) Advise from the shore
c) Jump on (it's possible without risk), advise but don't touch the helm
d) Jump on (it's possible without risk) and deftly moor it, having tea and medals all round before carrying the girls off into the sunset
e) Something else
And actually, what are the liability implications of these sorts of actions eg if the prop fouls and the engine stalls whilst you're merrily parking away? Does it matter if you're a commercial skipper by trade, and unpaid for this action? What about a verbal contract before jumping on - how meaningful would this be?
Maybe I ought to re take the PPR course