Ted Wells: Chattanooga Fishing Report

Friday, August 8, 2014 - by Ted Wells
- photo by Ted Wells

I have been having a little bit of what could be called a lack of motivation lately in getting around to finishing the construction of my second boat.  It seems that having boat #1 sitting in the driveway all complete is more compelling than picking up tools and finishing what should be about a six-day job.  So I decided to do something about it.

When Hernan Cortes reached the new world, he wanted to ensure that his men were well motivated, so he burned his ships.  A thousand years earlier, Alexander The Great did the same thing before he conquered Persia.  The men had two choices: die or fight.  In both instances they stomped their opponent in spite of being well outnumbered.

While I did not set the thing on fire, I did pretty much prevent myself from using it anymore, and tonight have set about finishing unit #2.  Because I cannot be without a boat again…ever.

I have put the first boat in the capable hands of my 13-year-old nephew, who I am sure will have very large adventures in a small boat!

Until the next one is complete, probably in weeks, but not days…at least I can’t go fishing in the old boat anymore.

- Photo2 by Ted Wells

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