Ok, I've never played with inflatables before, so excuse my ignorance.
I'm long term "borrowing" an older 9.5' Zodiak from my father in law. He had an old Johnson 6hp that I took home a while back & got running, & I intend to pair the two up (as I thought he had in the past). As I was looking the Zodiak over, I noticed that the transom is not attached to the side tubes, & it appears only the compression offered by the side tubes keeps the transom in place (it is attached at the floor). Is this normal? should there be something that locks it in place? My father in law doesn't remember ever having the motor on it (at 86 he forgets things occassionaly) so he's unsure.
Oh,& is this setup big enough to go outpast Pony Cove & is a 44 mag a big enough pistol for bears