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Old 16-06-2016, 22:06   #31
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Re: Best Choice for BBQ grill

Sovereign users. Alfa or Bravo? Flat Plate? or Grill? I am in Phuket my first boat I like the weber idea. But not in Thailand however product from down under is do able.

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Old 17-06-2016, 13:50   #32
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Here are a few mounting ideas for the Weber Q grill on boats.



Just so many ways to mount this grill.

I don't want to offend anyone but other than the first two mounting pictures everything else just looks clunky and potentially cluttered


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Old 17-06-2016, 14:08   #33
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Re: Best Choice for BBQ grill

rajsach,

No worries as they were just different ideas of what others are doing for mountings.
It shows that you have so many possibilities on mounting these grills.

The first 2 pictures that you liked are from a FP Saba 50 that I liked when I was at the boat show">Annapolis boat show.
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Old 17-06-2016, 14:18   #34
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Re: Best Choice for BBQ grill

My mounting options are slightly limited since I have a permanent propane line running to the starboard transom adjacent to the dinghy hoist system. So far the Galleymate 1500 seems like the way to go even though it is ridiculously expensive. They have a telescopic mounting rod option along with the regular rail mounts that stabilizes the whole thing. I want to leave the grill mounted permanently rather than pulling it out andputting it up every time. Pictures enclosed belowClick image for larger version

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Anybody have any experience with the Solaire Anywhere infrared grill?


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I've had the Solaire Anywhere infrared grill for several years. I bought the 316 SS model and haven't had a speck of rust and it lives on the stern rail full time. These grills are very hot and the manufacturer's instructions say to never close the lid when cooking as the unit will overheat. The Solaire will not do "low and slow" at all. It simply does a great job with fish, chicken, pork, steaks, burgers, etc. but not useful for a whole chicken or roast. When doing a roast for instance, I use the Solaire to brown the meat and then finish in the oven. Bottom line, I am very happy with my Solaire Anywhere
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I've had the Solaire Anywhere infrared grill for several years. I bought the 316 SS model and haven't had a speck of rust and it lives on the stern rail full time. These grills are very hot and the manufacturer's instructions say to never close the lid when cooking as the unit will overheat. The Solaire will not do "low and slow" at all. It simply does a great job with fish, chicken, pork, steaks, burgers, etc. but not useful for a whole chicken or roast. When doing a roast for instance, I use the Solaire to brown the meat and then finish in the oven. Bottom line, I am very happy with my Solaire Anywhere

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Do you ever have a problem with the flame blowing out due to the wind? How did you mount it on the stern rail?


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rajsach, Solaire sells a rail mount adapter for the Anywhere grill on their website: Solaire Portable Infrared Grills I used the Solaire rail mount. Regarding wind, it seems to be sensitive if the gas orifice is facing into the wind. I've mounted mine to the starboard stern rail which puts the orifice down wind when at anchor.
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Re: Best Choice for BBQ grill

I have a Magma Kettle standard size propane grill/stove. Yes, I hear lots of complaints: parts are expensive, doesn't work well on windy days, marginal temperature control, too small...but it works for us.

We had one that lasted 10 years mounted on the stern rail on our Beneteau 331 and bought a new one when we bought our B393 3 yrs. ago. Seems like I caught it on sale at West Marine for about $125.

We now have a permanent propane line running from a 10 lb. tank in the propane locker.

I suspect I would look at other options if I had a Cat...
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Re: Best Choice for BBQ grill

From what I can tell Webber Q seems to get the most positive reviews, especially IF you are going to use it a lot for cooking.
During the Galley Refit we replaced the Gas stove with an induction stove top as I wanted the gas and unnecessary heat out of the boat.

In the tropics, we live outside under a large Bimini, so I built at the stern, two tables with a center pass thru to the tender and stern ladder.

As they follow the stern camber, I was thinking of making an alloy table to straddle the pass thru and mount the Webber level that way.

My 2 stainless Gas Tanks would mount under the tables where the dive tanks are, and we would probably end up doing most of our cooking on the Webber.

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We have been more than pleased with our Kuuma grills. First one lasted 7 years (really) and was still working when we replaced it, but a bit tired.

Plus, the company has very good customer service. Our new one "lost" a part overboard and the company sent us a replacement no charge.
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I think the weber q100 is a good stainless grill.
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I have had my round Magma Kettle propane grill for about four years now. I felt it was overpriced but I lucked out and picked one up at Worst Marine for cheap, a returned item. It has had what I would consider moderate use. I bought an aftermarket flame shield / heat spreader with a removable center, thinking it could be a handy backup for heating a skillet, if my diesel burner in the galley gave up the ghost. So far I have only used it as a grill, though. I can't say it has really given me any trouble in all that time. I got it without a knob for the lid. Tried a bunch of different knobs and they all get dreadfully hot. Also I would rather have the cover hinged than dangling from a cable when removed. The kettle is big enough for me and a guest, but not so great if I want to grill 6 or 8 steaks at once. I would probably like one of the rectangular ones better, but for $80 and on a small boat, I guess it isn't such a bad fit.



These grills WILL burn out and the burner gum up of you use charcoal in them! Don't do that, unless the burner is shot and you do not intend to replace it. They should probably make a grill specifically set up for charcoal, though.



Mine has only been used in fair-ish weather, and mostly at the dock or occasionally at anchor. High winds WILL blow them out. And you must remember when mounting the grill that there is no thermocouple or solenoid shutoff so if the flame blows out the gas is still flowing. No big deal if it is flowing out onto the sea, but could be, if it is flowing down into cabin or lazarette, and bilges. Mine is on the pushpit rail.


If I had to do it all again, I would. Except if I had to pay full price, no way. I think they are overpriced for what you are getting. May as well go with a cheapie and replace it every year or as needed.
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I have had my round Magma Kettle propane grill for about four years now...
...I got it without a knob for the lid. Tried a bunch of different knobs and they all get dreadfully hot. Also I would rather have the cover hinged than dangling from a cable when removed.
I used one for years on my last boat. A couple of things:

1) The original knob was fastened loosely, with a large SS washer on the inside. The lid could be hooked onto the rim of the kettle at about 90 degrees by sliding it down so the rim was between the washer and the lid.

2) We found it didn't take much wind to blow it out. Our last boat had a full camper cover right up to the transom, so we were usually able to get it out of the wind by fastening it to a handrail on the transom. We found it almost useless on the current boat, where we don't have that option.

We also didn't like how hard it was to clean, and how easily all the small, overpriced parts fell overboard when trying to do so, not to mention the mess it made on the deck, our clothes and our hands when trying to get it apart for cleaning.

Tried a generic rectangular SS grill similar to the Kuuma, which was better, but our present grill, the Weber, has been the best so far. The wind does make it cooler, and take longer to cook, but hasn't blown it out yet. I wish I could partially block the vent on the windward side, still looking for the right material.
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