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Old 26-06-2010, 13:11   #1
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Marina Etiquette – Grilling Out

Sorry for the really novice question, but is there an “unwritten” rule that you don’t use the “Barbie” when you are in a Marina? I am planning the menu for my upcomming charter (first time to have a boat big enough to have a BBQ grill...ha)...
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Old 26-06-2010, 13:16   #2
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Different marinas have differing rules. Some allow it but many do not. One problem is that you're not always lying to the wind in a slip.
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I have no experience with grilling at a slip. However, I have started and then shut down the grilling process at anchor several times due to wildy flying embers. OTOH, I am world class when it comes to finding "sheltered" anchorages which turn out to be quite windy. Lids help up to a point.
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Never been much of a one for rules - but some places / people are big on them In a Marina best to check with management - a fire extinguisher could ruin the meal. or improve it

But common courtesy would seem to dictate not smoking out (or setting fire to ) your downwind neighbours. Smells? on the basis that you ain't cooking over a solid 12 hours then I think something to be expected from any cooking within a Marina.

So, just don't burn the sausages or use half a damp tree trunk
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Old 26-06-2010, 14:47   #6
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Most marinas now have an absolute prohibition on open fires on docks or boats attached to docks. Fires have been started by grills, and for insurance and safety reasons, every marina in the area I live in has banned BBQ grills, or any outdoor propane appliances for that matter.
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What TEE said, unfortunately thats what I see a lot of these days. A few DS ruin it for the rest of us. Most now have grills on shore somewhere for your use.
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Whoa! A marina with a no-BBQ rule? Why would anyone patronize such an institution?

I've BBQed in dozens and dozens and dozens of marinas up and down the west coast, including British Columbia and Baja California Sur, and I've never heard of such silliness.
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yeah why would anyone live there?
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every marina in the area I live in has banned BBQ grills, or any outdoor propane appliances for that matter.
Give us a hint, TEE, where is this place where you live? I want to scratch it from the destination list, for certain.
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Bash, most of the marinas I visited recently on the Chesapeake have these rules. Good to stay away from here, its a horrible cruising destination
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Bash, most of the marinas I visited recently on the Chesapeake have these rules. Good to stay away from here, its a horrible cruising destination
I'm truly shocked to hear this. I spent a few weeks gunkholing the Chesapeake back in the early 80's, mostly in the eastern shore, and found it delightful except for the stinging nettles. But wow--no BBQ. That's awful. Of course, plenty of good creeks in which to anchor, so maybe that's the difference?

We had Bison Ribeye on the grill last night. Yeah, Bison. But we weren't in the marina--anchored out by a park to hear the Friday night Jazz concert. But had we been in the marina, we would have been one of a half dozen boats smoking up the fairway. It's a grand social event, and I love dinking around from transom to transom just to see what everyone's serving.
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Same thing here, no open fires allowed at dock.
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Here in louisana it is not advisable.Thanks to bp the whole gulf might burn.marc
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OH NOOO!!! It looks likely that we will be relocating to the Deale, MD area in about a year... Please tell me there is a sensible marina there that allows liveaboards and grilling!!! I really can't fathom not being able to grill on nice evenings!
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