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Wood Platform for BBQ

Old 02-14-2020, 04:53 PM
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Default Wood Platform for BBQ

I purchased a new Nexgrill grill for the boat which I like a lot better than the Magma BBQs. What i've never liked of any BBQ, however, is the mess left on the boat and the lack of a working area. A while back I saw a few ideas here and I am considering making my own version. I made a prototype this afternoon with scrap plywood i had in the garage, but the concepts are there. A wood platform with a rod holder mount. Once the grill is placed on top, I would secure it with four turnbuckles attached to the wood platform (the nails are temporary). Would appreciate your thoughts including what type of wood to use. I am considering a stainless steel platform rather than wood.

Thanks in advance.

Old 02-14-2020, 06:01 PM
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That is a BIG platform to be supported by one rod holder mount. I made a cutting board and used a Magna mount and it is just strong enough to support my 20"X12"- 1/2" Starboard cutting board. That grill and it's platform looks big and bulky on the end of that mount. If you used two mounts, bridging across two rod holders, you might be better off.
Old 02-15-2020, 12:11 AM
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This problem has already been solved. Magma cutting board with level lock cutting board. Less than $150. We use one on my Cabo and can hang it off either side or the back of the boat or in any angle rod holder. We used bungee cords to bungee down a Weber. Use it at the sandbar or 159 miles offshore. Worked flawless. Just keep the grill out of the wind.
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I would advise against mounting a gas (or any) grill to a flammable wooded platform - particularly for use on a boat.

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