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Old 03-19-2007, 11:03 PM
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There are a number of BBQs out for boats. Any advise? There are kettle ones that have the heating rings and metal briquettes to help heat. Also the rectangular ones.

I like the idea of the Kettle for storage size. Is it to small for two people, just right, plenty big enough? We like steaks and other things, cooking crab, shrimp and what ever else. Any advice would be helpful. Will they boil water? I have the alcohol stove, but want to add the BBQ. Any tips too? Thanks in advance.
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Default Re: BBQs, Which boat ones work best?

I had ran this very same question past the guys last year, by over whelming popularity the Magma Kettle line up was # 1 choice! I ended up buying the 15" Kettle 2 model.....I also have the stove in the galley.

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Remember size does come at a cost....it requires space to stow it.......how many people you planning on feeding?
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thumbs up for magma. EVen if you are cooking for several people...burgers/dogs even pizza I have cooked on mine.
it gets really hot and things cook quick so I never got the bigger one to save on space. On my second one and absolutely love it.
They JUST came out with a flush mount for this grill too that you may want to look at. The rod holder set up works great too.
not familiar with the others...but the Magma is quality stuff.
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I bring onboard a Weber Q grill. Go to http://www.weber.com/bbq/pub/grill/2007/q/Q100.aspx for more information. I also purchased the folding cart that is pictured with the Q100 grill. The cast aluminum construction with the stainless steel burners do well in a boating environment.

The grill cooks GREAT. Not as well as the full sized Weber grills (I have a what they are now calling the Spirit E-310), but better than other "boat grills" I have seen.

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The Magma works great as said above. They have made some improvements which we liked. Pizo start button and a hinged cover. They also put a locking tab on the fule regulator because of accidental drops into the water.

I had to dive for ours once; luckily it was only 10 feet deep.
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I love the Magma Kettles, they work great. I just put one up for sale, check the Misc items listings if you want a used one to save some cash.

I'm selling it cause I bought a new one with the ignitor built in. Cool feature.
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http://www.weber.com/q/capacity.aspx
I have the Weber Q baby one never rust had mine 3 years still looks new .Put it on the cutting board drill holes in legs & cutting board sides put push pins in. I love it
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My inlaws bought me a Stainless Steel portable from Lowe's. I made a mount for it and it has been great. I had a problem with the regulator, so I called the 800 number list in the paper work, and it was Jenn Air. They replaced the regulator no questions asked.

The grill it self has been great. I had it on my potoon boat for 2 years, and now I am in the process of modifing the mount I made, so it will go on my cruiser.

The grill lights easily, stays lit even in wind, cooks very evenly, Holds a lot of food, Has a grease trap, and pulls off my mount to convert for table top use when needed.

I believe the grill was $100.

Beats the hell out of any grill made for marine use.

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I use a Sea-B-Q from Dickerson. They're built very well and work well. Many of the boaters around me use them - either they buy them first, or they buy them after they get tired of their first one.

Magma looks good too, I don't see many dealers around (except WM).
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Another vote for Magma here.

As said, the round kettle grill works very well, and gets REALLY hot in a hurry. I usually need no more than the Medium or Low setting. The regular size works for me, but if you want to cook lots of stuff at the same time, get the larger round size. You can use a pot on the BBQ - you take off the grate and lift off the heat diffuser. It has a pot rack. I'm on my second one and the newer features (push button starter, hinged lid) are great. My first got sold with my previous boat.

The rectangle style hold more food for a really big crowd but they are big and fairly heavy. Also a bit wobbley if you use the single mounting point. IMO, you'd be better off with a two point mount (available) if you go this route.
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Those webbers are nice, but they weight a TON and do not get very small.

For those with a Magma Kettle, they just made a new mount for it. It is a Flush mount socket, and arm tha goes not the socket and attaches to the kettle as ussual. the Flush socket looks exactly like their table Flush socket, but has more holes in it so you can angle the kettle in any direction you want it.

They should be on the market in the next few weeks. I only know this cause I have been back and forth with them via email to get them to manufacture this, and htey finally did.

Put one of these sockets on both sides of the boat, and you can mount the kettle on either side, and a bait table on either side as well using the same socket. COOOOOOL
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Not to be a buzz-kill, but fire and fiberglass are a BAD combination. My wife and I watched a 50 foot blowboat burn to the waterline at the dock because of a grill, a mental image I will never forget. The whole time it burnt, I thought to myself "why would you light a fire on a million dollar boat tied to a dock in front of a multi-million dollar home with (I imagine) a perfectly good BBQ grill on the property?"

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