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Old 26-08-2008, 08:29   #1
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New rail mounted grill

I have a Magma party size round grill mounted outside the rear port railing. (outside for the grease drippings). This grill sometimes blows out and the starter doesn't work half the time. Also, I have 6 kids and end up cooking in stages to feed them all.
With the end of summer sales I was considering getting a larger square one. I saw the newport, catalina, Force 10, and monterey all at reduced prices. My requirements are: size, wind resistance, self lighting, proper grease tray, and preferably a front mounted tray as well.

What advice can the group offer?


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Old 26-08-2008, 08:43   #2
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Use your stove or oven. Very few, if any, grills work well when it's blowing. I put mine in the basement years ago and it was a Magma which is one of the better ones.
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I've had very good luck with my Dickinson large Sea-B-Que. After 6 years of heavy use it got pretty gunky. I'm hoping performance will return to as new when I finish the disassembly/clean/re-assembly that I am half-way through as we speak. <grin> It has been a great grill.
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Old 26-08-2008, 09:05   #4
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We also have a Dickenson Sea-B-Que. It cooks OK - but that's "OK compared with the beast on my back deck at home". We regularly use it in 25kts, and it DOES stay lit.
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Old 26-08-2008, 09:21   #5
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My Magma rail mount grill works like a champ. It works better the windier it
gets!

How? It's the Magma charcoal grill

I suggest switching to charcoal. Leave those tasteless propane cooked meals to others.
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Old 26-08-2008, 10:11   #6
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I do enjoy the flavor of a charcoal grill but with this many kids on board (and at home) time is always a precious commodity. Gas is what it will have to be.
I looked at the Sea B Que and the large one is 209 sq inches while the Magma I have is 204 sq inches.
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This is the best grill I've ever had on the boat (and I've had a few). Available from Lowes or Academy Sports (they appear to be the same grill - private labeled differently - cheaper at Academy). The don't have the option of a rail mount but I built my own using heavy aluminum angle, stainless u-bolts and a support off my old Force 10 grill (really solid):

Stainless Steel Tabletop Gas Grill .

Also, I purchased a stainless steel vegetable/fish plate from home depot for about $12.00 very heavy guage and works really well. Here is one on Lowes site:

Stainless Steel Grill Topper

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Old 26-08-2008, 13:08   #8
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Great post!

They seem to sell the same thing in West Marine for like $300!

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This is the best grill I've ever had on the boat (and I've had a few). Available from Lowes or Academy Sports (they appear to be the same grill - private labeled differently - cheaper at Academy). The don't have the option of a rail mount but I built my own using heavy aluminum angle, stainless u-bolts and a support off my old Force 10 grill (really solid):

Stainless Steel Tabletop Gas Grill .

Also, I purchased a stainless steel vegetable/fish plate from home depot for about $12.00 very heavy guage and works really well. Here is one on Lowes site:

Stainless Steel Grill Topper

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Old 26-08-2008, 13:23   #9
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Worst has the Force Ten sto-n-go on sale till Labor Day -$50 off.
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Old 27-08-2008, 14:56   #11
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Stopped by the Worst Marine Bargain Center in St. Pete. Found a Magma 315SS for basically half off. Had to pick it up. We'll try it out this weekend and let everyone know.
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Well, the grill worked perfectly. it was quite breezy on the Indian River this past weekend and the grill stayed lit and I could cook everyone's food at the same time. Now to mount a rack to hold a ten pound cylinder instead of those little cans.
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Nice picture, just as long as we don't repeat the USS Forrestal. Now about the rail mount for the 10 pound cylinder; where do I find that?
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I have a Grill4All and absolutely love it. You can have charcoal,gas, or electric with the same s.s. unit. It has legs that fold out for use on land and is really well made.
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