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Old 05-10-2016, 11:22   #16
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Re: Weber Q1200 Grill on a boat

While I have yet to mount mine to my boat, I can say a couple of things about the little Weber grill since I have used mine for over 3 years now..


I don't suspect there will be a problem with flame blow out on a boat, since I routinely take mine to the beach which means 10 to 20 mph winds regularly.. Even less of a problem if you cook with the cover closed which I normally do.. It does not get as hot inside in high winds but always plenty hot to cook on..

It does have a drain pan and disposable aluminum foil trays to catch drippings.. I dump some sand in the tray to keep in in place on the more windy days which also makes it a little easier to clean.

I use the 1lb propane bottles when I want maximum portability (i.e. going to the beach), but I mostly use it with a hose connected to my 20lb propane tank..


While corrosion has not been a problem for me since it is mostly constructed of plastic and aluminum, I can see you will have to replace the burner every so often as it does rust.. I have had mine in high to medium high use, and my burner has at least another 5 years left in it..

I really love the porcelain covered grill as it cleans up well and doesn't rust as does the stainless steel grates in just about every other grill I have owned.. I do have a couple of spots where the porcelain has burnt through and the metal grill is starting to rust underneath, but I suspect the grate will have at least another 5 or more years before I would even think of having to replace it..


I do like how the two side trays fold up into the unit once everything has cooled down..


The only downside to the little Weber of which I can think is the lack a latch to securely keep the cover closed.. This isn't a major deal since a latch could be attached easy enough..

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Old 05-10-2016, 11:35   #17
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Re: Weber Q1200 Grill on a boat

The thing I like most about the Baby Weber is the fact that you can actually turn the burner down to low and its actually a true low setting. All the other small grills I have used continue to be really hot even when on low.
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Does it stay lit better than a Magma?
The Weber Q1200 stays lit. Have not had any issue.

It also has a nice large Temp Gage on it that you can see the cook temp from across the cockpit.

My round Magma boat grill had blow out issues until I added the Wind Disk, then we never had a blow out.
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Re: Weber Q1200 Grill on a boat

HaHa... Five years ago I started using an old Char Broil until I could buy a good grill... Shop Char-Broil 11,000-BTU 187-sq in Portable Gas Grill at Lowes.com. I haven't had any problems with performance or rusting. Keep forgetting to buy a new grill...
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Re: Weber Q1200 Grill on a boat

The burner is stainless steel and ours is surviving just fine after nearly two years - and wa second hand when we bought it.


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Isn't rust and corrosion a problem?
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Re: Weber Q1200 Grill on a boat

That odd, our burner tube is stainless steel and is still 100% - we do use it a lot.


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While I have yet to mount mine to my boat, I can say a couple of things about the little Weber grill since I have used mine for over 3 years now..


I don't suspect there will be a problem with flame blow out on a boat, since I routinely take mine to the beach which means 10 to 20 mph winds regularly.. Even less of a problem if you cook with the cover closed which I normally do.. It does not get as hot inside in high winds but always plenty hot to cook on..

It does have a drain pan and disposable aluminum foil trays to catch drippings.. I dump some sand in the tray to keep in in place on the more windy days which also makes it a little easier to clean.

I use the 1lb propane bottles when I want maximum portability (i.e. going to the beach), but I mostly use it with a hose connected to my 20lb propane tank..


While corrosion has not been a problem for me since it is mostly constructed of plastic and aluminum, I can see you will have to replace the burner every so often as it does rust.. I have had mine in high to medium high use, and my burner has at least another 5 years left in it..

I really love the porcelain covered grill as it cleans up well and doesn't rust as does the stainless steel grates in just about every other grill I have owned.. I do have a couple of spots where the porcelain has burnt through and the metal grill is starting to rust underneath, but I suspect the grate will have at least another 5 or more years before I would even think of having to replace it..


I do like how the two side trays fold up into the unit once everything has cooled down..


The only downside to the little Weber of which I can think is the lack a latch to securely keep the cover closed.. This isn't a major deal since a latch could be attached easy enough..

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Re: Weber Q1200 Grill on a boat

Thanks for this, thread, one question is there enough room to bake a loaf of bread?

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Re: Weber Q1200 Grill on a boat

We run our Weber Q off a rail on our flybridge and it seems like every time we use it the wind increases to over 20Knots but its never caused a problem and stayed lit. Then the results, especially with pork are outstanding.
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We run our Weber Q off a rail on our flybridge and it seems like every time we use it the wind increases to over 20Knots but its never caused a problem and stayed lit. Then the results, especially with pork are outstanding.

If it will stay lit, I'm buying one, I get tired of watching the Magma and realizing it's gone out.


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Thanks for this, thread, one question is there enough room to bake a loaf of bread?
It sure is big enough to bake a loaf of bread.

The Weber has 189 square inches of cooking surface.
Can grill 8 good size burgers
12 hot dogs or brats
6 large pork chops
6 large ears of corn
16-inch pizza

The grill frame is heat resistant; glass reinforced nylon for strength, but also keeps the overall grill weight lighter for easy portability.

The single Stainless Steel burner inside will not corrode and kicks out 8.500 BTUs of heat per hour.

It comes with two (2) porcelain-coated cast iron cooking grates that provide a superior non-stick surface when grilling
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Re: Weber Q1200 Grill on a boat

Cotemar, thank you for the idea, just ordered on Amazon, 199.00 delivered. Was in the market, didn't have much luck with the others mentioned.

We have this model on the deck, and it works well. Gonna need another for my lake cruiser, later this year. I love these threads, makes making informed choices much easier.


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Best thing we ever did was toss our marine bbq and put a Weber on board, 3 years now, no problems, never goes out and cooks awesome food too!Click image for larger version

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Re: Weber Q1200 Grill on a boat

My 1200 arrived earlier this week. Seems heavy, in fact my concern is weight high on my stern rail. That high weight translate to stress on the deck plates, for the rails.

I had planned initially to keep the 1200 stowed on the rail. I'm going to have to re think this now. Perhaps the rail mount, and stow the 1200 Below deck.

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Re: Weber Q1200 Grill on a boat

Do they come with the covers I see you guys have, or is that bought separately?
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Re: Weber Q1200 Grill on a boat

The cover I had for mine was purchased separately.. If you remove the grate from the unit, it will reduce the weight a lot.. But mine doesn't seem to weigh more than the grill which came with my boat.. flk k
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