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Old 12-05-2017, 09:05   #1
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Grill Fail

Anyone had this happen to them? I went to fire up the West Marine propane grill, but when I looked underneath to install the regulator, there was no fitting! Must have unscrewed itself.
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The regulator on my magma grill fell off while sailing a couple weeks ago

70 dollar mistake :\
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I still have the regulator but nothing to attach it to
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Quite common with cheap China stuff. Get a Weems & Plath next time!

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Quite common with cheap China stuff. Get a Weems & Plath next time!
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I just looked on their website and they have no grills according to them.
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Anyone had this happen to them? I went to fire up the West Marine propane grill, but when I looked underneath to install the regulator, there was no fitting! Must have unscrewed itself.
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That is common occurrence with Magma grills.

That is why a lot of cruisers are going with Weber Q1200 grills on there boat.

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That is common occurrence with Magma grills.

That is why a lot of cruisers are going with Weber Q1200 grills on there boat.

Weber Q1200 Grill on a boat
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What mounts did you use for your railing attachment of the grill?
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What mounts did you use for your railing attachment of the grill?
Used the Magma Dual Extended Horizontal Round Rail Mounts $90.
This mounting makes it rock solid on the hand rail.
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I didn't even think of a non-marine grill. I had a Weber Q at home and liked it (until it died) but it wasn't very portable. I bought a grill called the "O-grill" that is similar to the Weber but more portable. We really like it. Takes slightly longer to cook than the Weber (spreads the heat out a little more) but other than that it's been great.
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http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...qT5RoCbVXw_wcB

I can't see how these would do well left out in a marine environment. Or do you folks take them in after use?
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Weber Q is great. I needed SS strap bent 7's to support small Al table. (and grease catcher) Slots to hose clamp Q's legs .Any bbq will eventually need a welder's tip wire file to clean the fire tube holes. Side table replaced with a crab/corn/clam unit Not concerned about being left out. 20 lb bottle in dingy on davits was safe installation.
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Re: Grill Fail

yes, happened to me years ago. It was a costly mistake, but has not happened since because I remove the regulator and the bent fitting after each use.
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I always took my regulator off, but I assumed that elbow just swiveled. Now I know better.
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I have an extra regulator and 2 venturi pipes besides my spare. If you are interested email me and we can discuss price. However I wont be able to reply til after june 15 as we are to leave on an adventure Monday. bob
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I JUST ordered one on Amazon
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My Magma grill has been holding up like new.

The regulator is always removed and stored in the custom bag I designed and fabricated. The grill is always covered w/ the custom cover I designed and fabricated.

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