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Old 16-06-2008, 17:46   #16
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My wife wants to buy a small Magma charcoal BBQ to go on the back of the boat.

I think she has visions of family on board for a BBQ lunch.

Do they work as one might expect?
I was under the impression that Australian BBQ was done on a griddle of some sort so the type of heat made no difference.

I have an opinion but since I don't have a "real" boat I guess it would not count because of no experience.
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BBQ as oven...

When enquiring about installing the inside stove the gasfitter suggested that most marine ovens are too small to be used and that some fitted a microwave instead.

So can the BBQ be also used as an oven?
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I have used charcoal and like how food taste cooking with it. I cooked some great tasting food on gas too. Propane is so much easier and alot less hassle. I switched to propane for ease of use. Charcoal is hard to light when it's windy. As much as I use my grill, it would be difficult to carry enough charcoal and lighter fluid to meet my needs.
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id say go with a magma. i have a catalina grill and it rocks!
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Old 24-04-2016, 05:08   #20
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Re: Small Magma Charcoal BBQ

Hi i own a small Magma charcoal bbq i now want to convert it to propane. Is their a some kind of a conversion kit to do work with propane?.
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When enquiring about installing the inside stove the gasfitter suggested that most marine ovens are too small to be used and that some fitted a microwave instead.

So can the BBQ be also used as an oven?
We have a charcoal Cobb and that can definitely be used as an oven (I bake bread, cakes and even a rich fruit Christmas cake in it). It is the only way we cook in the warmer months.

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Re: Small Magma Charcoal BBQ

I have used both types of grills (technically, they're not Bar-be-ques), charcoal and propane and I much prefer the taste of grilled food when cooked over charcoal. However, charcoal is considered a hazardous cargo when carried aboard a vessel as if it gets wet and begins to dry it can be subject to spontaneous combustion. When we were using charcoal, we would decant it into double zip-lock bags, which seemed to work well.

The propane grill is easier to light and quicker to get hot but adds a fair amount of complication. The Magma propane grill that we purchased a few years ago is now completely worn out and even though Magma maintains an extensive inventory of spare parts (God bless them!), I don't think it's cost effective to overhaul it. Regardless, our new one will be the same model.

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Re: Small Magma Charcoal BBQ

So, I am a very budget sailing type and we picked a used propane magma up at a boat show for 30 bucks. A little clean up and it was great however, the mounts cost an arm and a leg. I couldn't pull myself to pay 50-70 for a small piece of metal...

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