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Old 26-06-2010, 17:58   #16
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most marina fires are not caused by bbqs--they are caused by electrical problems. usually in power boats. uhoh.

didnt realize there were other areas besides kali wherein bbq was illegal---do they ban fireworks also?? the municipal ones?? san diego does--lol--go figger.....
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Old 26-06-2010, 18:18   #17
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Its not illegal as far as I know, you usually see it in writing when signing your annual slip contract or transient receipt. I'm not implying this is everywhere, but it seems more common then ever. Oddly enough, the liveaboards right next to my boat at our marina grill on the back of their trawler all the time I could careless, like it was noted, most fires seem to be electrical on board large power boats.
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Old 26-06-2010, 20:42   #18
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Seems like another one of those rules to help insurance companies avoid payments.

One idiot on a BBQ and the standard is set for everyone….. that “Safe” BBQ’s are beyond the mental capacity of most boat owners.

This is why I avoid placed like that and self insure.


My advice is to ignore the rule, be considerate to you r neighbor and take back your right to burn meat on an open fire
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Old 27-06-2010, 05:13   #19
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Most of the marinas I'm familiar with that have rules against outside fires on boats and docks (including both charcoal and propane grills) also provide fixed grills ashore, usually with a nice picnic area as well.
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Old 27-06-2010, 05:37   #20
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Most of the marinas I'm familiar with that have rules against outside fires on boats and docks (including both charcoal and propane grills) also provide fixed grills ashore, usually with a nice picnic area as well.
Indeed.
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Old 27-06-2010, 06:18   #21
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- a fire extinguisher could ruin the meal. or improve it
Thanks Jersery... I think in my case it would probably improve the meal... get away from spreadsheets and my talents dwindle pretty quicktly



Thanks all... sounds like it is a rule more common to the Cheasapeake area... we will survive somehow...
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Old 27-06-2010, 08:42   #22
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We have never had anyone tell us we could not grill. We grill 3-4 times per week in all but the worst weather and wind. Probably some of the marinas we have been at had rules against but have never said anything to us. Fire is our worst nightmare so we are very careful of all fires onboard. But we could not imagine not being able to grill on the boat. I understand no grilling on the dock, but not the boat. But with that said people are often not careful around their boats. In the past 3 weeks we have had 8 different people put gas down their rod holders and filling their bilges with anywhere from 2 to 26 gallons of gasoline!!! So careful is always the word around a boat...
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Old 27-06-2010, 09:33   #23
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But with that said people are often not careful around their boats. In the past 3 weeks we have had 8 different people put gas down their rod holders and filling their bilges with anywhere from 2 to 26 gallons of gasoline!!! So careful is always the word around a boat...
My first thought was that you were kidding, then I remembered the significant number of people who I've seen in an ER who went looking for a gas leak with a naked flame. Once, in Nigeria, I saw the results of someone cutting into a high pressure petroleum pipeline with a gas torch. I guess people will do anything.

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Old 27-06-2010, 10:51   #24
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Most apartment complexes around these parts ban bar-b-ques as well: no propane grills or charcoal grills allowed. It's against the city codes, so the apt mgr doesn't even have to defend the decision for the ban.
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Old 27-06-2010, 11:33   #25
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In Tacoma wa. open flames of any kind are banned on the docks by law. It's been that way as long as I can remember. Even with the law in place there have been some huge marina fires in the area. Quite awhile ago the fire chief was lost in a dock fire.
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My Marina doesn't really care we have some of the best parties on the lake and we always have a propane grill out ut it is always next to the water on a dock so if it does burst into flames we can push it over the edge into 80+ feet of water.
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Old 27-06-2010, 13:48   #27
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When I was working at a marina in the Fl. Keys years ago I could have shown you a couple of charred planks where some yo-yo set the dock on fire.
No more BBQs at that marina.
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Anyone have data on the number of fires actually are attributed to grilling on a boat while in a marina.

I would think it is virtually non-existent. Especially if using propane.
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Before I used the grill on the boat in the marina the first time I asked the yard owner. He started on about paying attention to wind direction and strength and the other boats and such. I was confused at first wondering if he was concerned they might smell my good cooking.

When I told him it was gas he said "Yeah, that's fine just don't burn down my dock" and walked away.
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