Jougo turns to the group, holding the piece of wood (that has been on fire as a torch for the whole boat ride obviously) and says, "Will that alligator work for the thing we need? Or should we keep looking?"
Jougo does not let the boat go towards the other boat. He tries to keep it as close to the center of the river while avoiding the the other ship as he could. He prepared himself for the inevitable ambush that he would totally plan just around the corner. He also keeps looking for the large reptiles they are after.
Jougo listened to their conversation with an absent mind. When they got to the place, he gave a quick shout and waited for a response. "Hey! Jed, anybody home?" He didn't really want to walk into what looked a trap he would set up.