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Old 29-06-2016, 03:46   #1
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Galley mate 1100 BBQ

Hello does anyone use a Galley mate on board?

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Old 29-06-2016, 04:27   #2
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Re: Galley mate 1100 BBQ

I have had two Galle Mate BBQs , Cant remember the model but they were two burner models.

Very good BBQs because they don't blow out when the wind gets up, they really don't.

Like all BBQS cleaning them is not easy as the outside gets pretty discoloured from heat etc but as they are not highly polished you can be very aggressive cleaning them and not scratch them.

The lighters stuff up after a while as they copp a fair bit of salt air etc if younleave them out back all the time as I did.

Finally the cover they come with will not last a season until its faded to white so it looks 5 years old so you will need to replace that soon.

But very good boat barbie I would buy another one any day.
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Old 29-06-2016, 05:35   #3
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Re: Galley mate 1100 BBQ

I have one of unknown age and can say its vastly better than the Magma gas kettle BBQ on my previous boat.

I have just taken mine off the boat and back to home for a thorough clean and refurb. One of the gas valves was stuck and they are not a common size, so I ordered one from the manufacturer. It arrived the next day and was easy to fit, although I had to drill out some rivets holding a panel in place. I replaced them with self tappers.

The piezo igniters were falling to pieces and I had been using a gas wand to light it. I had a spare igniter for my home BBQ so used that, and bought a second matching one from Bunnings. In hindsight I should have got the igniters from Galleymate, on the assumption thay would be better quality than the cheap rubbish from Bunnings that will rust in no time. The stainless burners were in perfect condition.

So I would say they are well made and should last many years.
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Old 29-06-2016, 07:06   #4
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Re: Galley mate 1100 BBQ

After reading many a grill thread, I'm also seriously considering the Galley mate. They seem to be relatively hard to find in the US and I still think the price is a bit on the insane side. Still, I love to grill and since we'll be living aboard and cruising full time next year, I know whatever we buy will need to be reliable, so I can't afford to waste $ buying a crap grill.

So I guess that's a long winded way of saying I have nothing useful to add to this thread, but am interested to see the responses you get from current owners.

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Old 30-06-2016, 12:22   #5
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Re: Galley mate 1100 BBQ

Galley mate looks so good!!
How about Sovereign bravo?


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Old 30-06-2016, 19:06   #6
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Re: Galley mate 1100 BBQ

I also have had a Sovereign BBQ.

It was OK but it did blow out quite easily and that is why when I sold that boat I decided to go with the Galley Mate.

The Sovereign people here in OZ were very good to deal with, they made a good stern rail for the BBQ as well.

The BBQ looked very smart as it was highly polished but the blowing out in wind was a pain.
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Re: Galley mate 1100 BBQ

Any dealership in US, either one?
Or they ship to US?


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Re: Galley mate 1100 BBQ

I am not having any luck with galley mate. When it comes to ordering! It is like a nice website with no ordering function. I sent them a email with no reply.

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Re: Galley mate 1100 BBQ

When I was at a boat show here in Oz recently I visited the Galley Mate stand and found that the original guy who owned it had sold out and a new guy had taken over, bbqs had not altered though.

The original guy definitely sold them in USA and had dealers there. As for the new guy I cannot say but US was important to them at that time so hopefully they have not dropped the ball.

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When I was at a boat show here in Oz recently I visited the Galley Mate stand and found that the original guy who owned it had sold out and a new guy had taken over, bbqs had not altered though.

The original guy definitely sold them in USA and had dealers there. As for the new guy I cannot say but US was important to them at that time so hopefully they have not dropped the ball.

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Hope he does or will sip to ship to US.
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Re: Galley mate 1100 BBQ

I see them advertised new on eBay.


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Says not ship to US and price is higher than newer model.
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Re: Galley mate 1100 BBQ

Looks like there are several US dealers. I just called and talked to one in Florida and will be ordering from them early next week after they reopen from the holiday weekend.

Check the site below, there's an option for East/West coast distributors.

Torrid Marine - North American Authorized Dealers

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Looks like there are several US dealers. I just called and talked to one in Florida and will be ordering from them early next week after they reopen from the holiday weekend.

Check the site below, there's an option for East/West coast distributors.

Torrid Marine - North American Authorized Dealers

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Re: Galley mate 1100 BBQ

Just wanted to follow-p on this thread since we've been liveaboard cruising for the last 5 months. From Texas to Long Island sound, now on the Chesapeake and mozying south. In this time we've used the Galleymate 1100 probably 2-3 days a week and have been very pleased with it. Invariably when it's time to fire up the grill it's blowing 15-20 knots, which was always a pain with the Magma kettle that came with the boat. So far I've only used the grill in winds up to about 25kn but have yet to have an issue with it blowing out.

I'm still learning to get comfortable with a propane grill, after years of charcoal and smokers. This thing is no replacement for the Big Green Egg, but I've been happy with the temperature control, able to keep it running even at low heat, which was never possible for me on the Magma. I bought both their full stainless grill style cook plate and the solid stainless option they recommend. The biggest surprise to me was how much I like the solid cook plate, much easier to oil and simple to scrape clean with a spatula. Also love the viewing window in the lid to keep an eye on things while cooking.

Overall, I'd give this thing high marks and would definitely buy it again.

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