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Old 05-10-2019, 14:03   #1
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Weber Q 1200 modification

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After reading through a lot of BBQ discussion here on CF, I've bought the Weber Baby Q 1200 for my boat as it seemed to have very good reputation with those that own one.

I've been looking at it for a day now and it occurs to me that the black scissor-style legs are not really needed, since I chose the model without the wing trays and I am going to have to fabricate my own rail mounting system anyway.

It would make the whole thing even MORE compact, not that it is all that bad as it is.

I am wondering if anyone here has done this themselves, and if so, any problems as a result.
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Didn’t know there was a model without the wing trays.
I believe we have all fabbed some kind of mount. Mine consists of dual flat portions of SS bent up so that one bolt through each leg mounts it, and I used the Magma rail clamps off my Magma grill.
I am much happier with this grill, even though it’s not “Marine”
I sawed off the left side arms just above the igniter to gain room
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Didn’t know there was a model without the wing trays.

It's called the cheaper model. Actually, to be more precise, I think the 1200 has no wings and the 2200 has wings.

I believe we have all fabbed some kind of mount. Mine consists of dual flat portions of SS bent up so that one bolt through each leg mounts it, and I used the Magma rail clamps off my Magma grill.

Yes, that seems to be the approved approach. Lots of photos of variations on that theme, including some, that quite frankly, look like they wouldn't last a day.

But none that have removed the legs altogether, which, from what I can see, would be easy to do and make no practical difference if you were fabricating a rail mount from scratch as I am.


I am much happier with this grill, even though it’s not “Marine”

This echos the sentiment on CF that steered me in the Weber direction.

I sawed off the left side arms just above the igniter to gain room
Excactly! Taking away the wings would make it much smaller.
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Re: Weber Q 1200 modification

I have bought and waiting to have the Q1200 delivered. I am also interested in a mod, that 'loses; the legs... and mounts on a rail. how did you go with this?
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I have bought and waiting to have the Q1200 delivered. I am also interested in a mod, that 'loses; the legs... and mounts on a rail. how did you go with this?


I did very well, and I actually got rid of a heck of a lot more of the extra bits than I initially thought was possible. I thought I had a better picture somewhere, but this one, if you look closely, shows how much I trimmed it down.

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Re: Weber Q 1200 modification

We have had a Webber BabyQ for about 6 months now. I replaced all the mild steel nuts/bolts etc with stainless steel so that, except for the actual bbq plates, there is only aluminium, stainless and plastic, so nothing to rust.

Mounted on some HDPE sheet with fastenings that go through the plastic feet, that also double up for the rail mounts on the front edge with an old stanchion to the lower stern rail to support the back of the BBQ.

No pics to show detail, found one that shows the general idea.

I figure I can go through 3 of these for about the same cost a good so called marine BBQ. Very happy with it so far.
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