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Old 15-11-2013, 08:06   #1
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Gas Grill Cover

The Magma Party grill that I use on my boat needed a cover. I did not like the big floppy bag covers sold by Magma for the grill, so I designed and built my own.

The design has six segments, five identical saucerazoid shaped panels and a sixth panel that is larger, more rectangular, to fit over the handle and the igniter button.

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Grill and Cover Interior



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Nicely done!
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Re: Gas Grill Cover

I have that exact grill on my boat, goes in a rod holder just like yours, but I can't keep the Da** thing lit in any kind of decent breeze, what's the trick?
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very nifty! I'll share the link to this thread at the Sewing Group here
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I have that exact grill on my boat, goes in a rod holder just like yours, but I can't keep the Da** thing lit in any kind of decent breeze, what's the trick?
Very nice Magma grill cover. Great job to the OP.

The trick to keep a Magma grill from blowing out on windy days is to make a Wind Disk to install, using the small bolt already in the top center of the grill cover.

You rotate this Wind Disk to cover some of the 6 holes in the cover until you’re happy with a good flame.

Your food will cook faster also.
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I have that exact grill on my boat, goes in a rod holder just like yours, but I can't keep the Da** thing lit in any kind of decent breeze, what's the trick?
The manufacturer recommends increasing the temperature, rotating the valve / venturi to the downwind side and rotating the grill so the lid may be used as a wind screen.
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The manufacturer recommends increasing the temperature, rotating the valve / venturi to the downwind side and rotating the grill so the lid may be used as a wind screen.
Agree, that is the first place to start, but that did not work for ours.

With the Wind Disk you cook faster with less fuel as you only cook on the lowest setting in any windy conditions.
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The trick to keep a Magma grill from blowing out on windy days is to make a Wind Disk to install, using the small bolt already in the top center of the grill cover.

The Wind Disk is very clever, nice job!

One improvement I would suggest is to modify or replace the lid stop peg w/ one having a step to provide clearance for the Wind Disk. Another option would be to also add clearance for a wavy washer, to hold the Wind Disk at the desired position.

Then the lid stop could be tightened securely and the Wind Disk could be rotated into the desired position.

The other improvement would be to add small holes to the Wind Disk to aid rotating the Wind Disk while the lid is closed by using a probe through the lid holes.
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The Wind Disk is very clever, nice job!

One improvement I would suggest is to modify or replace the lid stop peg w/ one having a step to provide clearance for the Wind Disk. Another option would be to also add clearance for a wavy washer, to hold the Wind Disk at the desired position.

Then the lid stop could be tightened securely and the Wind Disk could be rotated into the desired position.

The other improvement would be to add small holes to the Wind Disk to aid rotating the Wind Disk while the lid is closed by using a probe through the lid holes.
All good ideas, but the funny thing about the "Wind Disk" is, I moved it just a few time the first time I cooked on a windy day. I just opened the lid and rotated the disk with a screw driver.

I have not touched the disk now in five years. It just works, once its set and you forget about it.
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Re: Gas Grill Cover

These images show my POW'R GRIP Fish Rod Holder Mount cover / holder and my Combination Control Valve / Regulator Turbo Venturi Tube cover / holder.

The Owner's Manual says the: "Venturi tube should be stowed with valve in a clean dry environment when not in use."

This valve bag permits proper storage.


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Rod Mount and Cover



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The gas grill on my boat uses disposable propane cylinders.

These propane cylinders must be stored properly, to protect the steel tank from water / rust and to ensure that the very flammable, heavier-than-air propane does not accumulate on-board if the tank should ever leak. There are many requirements for storage of propane on a boat.

This Magma propane tank storage bag is one way to carry these tanks properly.

These images show the cannister storage bag I made to carry two 16.4 oz propane tanks. The bag is suspended from the bow rail, so any potential leakage would fall safely off the boat. The fabric is Sunbrella Supreme, so the tanks are protected from water / rust.

The webbing is 1" polyester selected for UV resistance.











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The gas grill on my boat uses disposable propane cylinders.

These images show the cannister storage bag I made to carry two 16.4 oz propane tanks. The bag is suspended from the bow rail, so any potential leakage would fall safely off the boat. ...



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I like the idea ... always had problem storing the cylinders properly/safely ...
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Re: Gas Grill Cover

The wind disk is a neat idea for when the cover is on, but what of when it is off? Sometimes we like to heat a large pot for crabs (the onions and Old Bay are a bit much in a cabin, particularly if the AC is on) on the grill, but if there is ANY wind, the heat all goes.

* Wrap ~ 8" aluminum flashing around the grill and rivet/bolt it into a band about 1/4" larger than the widest point on the grill.
* Attach small angle fingers (4-6) to the band (cut from 2" angle, but they could be bent) about 30% up from the bottom. It will sit on these, about 6" above the grill and 2" below.

A simple wind block (also keeps hoot dogs from rolling off) that flattens for storage. Depending on the dimensions, it can be left in place while the regular lid is in use, for windy days or rolly anchorages. Heck, I've used it underway in light winds. Makes lighting easier too.
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