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Old 04-07-2015, 07:05   #1
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Best Outdoor Grill

In over 40 years of sailing, I have spent over $10,000 on BBQ Grills. Only one grill has met my expections: The Weber Q-Grill line. I have begun seeing Q-Grills on manufacturer featured boats at boat shows (i.e. Fountain Pajot).

Q-Grills are not stainless Boat-Sexy, but ... The legs are plastic. The shell is aluminum. The grate doesn't rust or deteriorate. The burner is stainless, and wind rarely is a problem. They cook great!

I mounted my first Q-Grill on a fish cleaning table on the back rail of a Fountain Pajot Venesia. That Q-Grill lasted for over 6 years out in Bahamas weather. I only replaced it because I was sorry for-it.

My third Q-Grill is mounted in a fish cleaning table on my Lagoon 500 out in BVI and continues to perform.

Recommendation: Drill holes in the feet and secure the grill to the fish cleaning table with stainless bolts and wing-nuts. Drill a hole in the front of the lower shell large positioned and large enough to light the grill with a BBQ-Stick Lighter in case the grill igniter fails.

Alternative: Although I have not used the NEXGRILL 2-Burner Table-Top Portable Grill on a boat, the NexGrill man be a stainless alternative. The
NEXGRILL 2-Burner is a great tailgate grill.
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Old 04-07-2015, 07:18   #2
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Re: Best Outdoor Grill

We have a Magma Newport and it sucks big time. Before that, we had a Force 10 and it sucked big time. Recently, we were looking to get a new grill, but they all seem to suck big time - at least from the reviews.

However, the Weber babyQ (or something like that) got almost uniformly great reviews and people were using them on boats.

So we looked at them, but don't really have a good way to mount it on our boat and the shape was too odd for storing it in the only space we have. These, of course, are only problems in our specific case and restraints.

The only other thing we found a downside is that it is fairly expensive and very heavy.

BTW, I recently saw one in a junk pile that was in great shape except there was a large hole melted through the aluminum bottom below the burner. I don't know what could have caused that, but suspect that these grills may get hot enough to melt aluminum if closed on high with fatty meats or something similar. The stainless ones also have this problem - they don't melt, but the stainless loses its stainless and strength and rusts very fast if it gets too hot.

Thanks for the head's up on the Nexgrill. I'll look at that one.

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We just went and bought a $100 stainless steel Aussie Grill at Wal-Mart and mounted it to a fish cleaning platform on the rail. We love it so far and I don't see how it could wear out faster than the four or five Magna Grills that preceded it.
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Re: Best Outdoor Grill

We actually bought one of those (I don't remember it being named Aussie, and it was definitely made in China). I took it back after unpacking it because it didn't look like it was going to be any different than our current Magma, and it had very sharp edges to it.

The one we got may have been a different unit than yours, because it was only $69.

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EDIT: I just looked up the one we got and it was a "Better Homes and Gardens" brand. I will also now look at Aussie Grills.
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We actually bought one of those (I don't remember it being named Aussie, and it was definitely made in China). I took it back after unpacking it because it didn't look like it was going to be any different than our current Magma, and it had very sharp edges to it.

The one we got may have been a different unit than yours, because it was only $69.

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EDIT: I just looked up the one we got and it was a "Better Homes and Gardens" brand. I will also now look at Aussie Grills.

This is the one we got. Wal-Mart wants $112.00 for it now, so it's gone up since we bought ours in March.
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Cat White: Do you actually sail with the grill in place? I was about to pull the trigger on a rectangular magma, but kept reading about a weber q. I like the idea of mounting to a rail with holes in the feet to a piece of starboard or something like that. However, do you leave it like that 100% of the time, or do you take in and out when you sail?
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I bought a charbroil portable grill. Cast aluminum, plastic legs and latches that hold the legs closed so far it has worked great
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This is the one we got. Wal-Mart wants $112.00 for it now, so it's gone up since we bought ours in March.
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I have a Dickinson Sea BQ. I like it. Its HOT, so forget about slow cooking, but it gets the job done and its durable.

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Re: Best Outdoor Grill

We bought a Dickinson Sea-B-Q about 20 years ago. We loved it but were the only ones in the Med with a gas BBQ so my OH sold it to friends. (( We've been enjoying great meals at their house on it ever since though. This year we bought another one & mounted it on the push put. It's exactly the same design as the old one& works very well even in a breeze. They are made in Vancouver. My OH is serious about grilling, & the Sea-B-Q has his full endorsement. And mine-- grilled meats are so much nicer, & cooler than galley cooking.


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I dug my Sea B Que out of a dumpster on Bainbridge Island after it was placed there because the burner had rusted out. $64 later and I have a good outdoor cooking station.
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Re: Best Outdoor Grill

I bought the cheapest MasterForge propane mini grill I could get at lowes for $70 USD. Slapped a set of normal magma grill feet on it to mount on the rail and then drilled/riveted them on. I covered most of the air slots with foil tape and now two years later she is still in great shape. A quick hit with a pressure washer and I'm done cleaning it.

Never have any problems with wind and she cooks very well.

In another year or two I will throw it out and reuse the feet on another one.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_304040-10792...ductId=3825621

here is another:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Better-Hom...Grill/31897785
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