Cash is king for sure. Crew works so hard so long for so little, especially with this bluefin bite going on.I’m a bit of a planer so I have an envelope with: balance of the trip, jackpot, parking cash, and tip ready at the dock. After settling up and on the boat I have cash for a tip. Many a time I witnessed the distribution of cash to the crew. It is a wad of cash as it should be. I guess checks go to the skipper with cash distributed to the crew, cook etc.
Cash is king
My thinking is checks get taxed while cash does not. I hope the government does not come in and mandate automatic taxing tips @ 15% rate even if customer gives less. They did this in the restaurant industry.
So with a long range boat, I feel fine with the cash.