Just wanted to follow-p on this thread since we've been liveaboard
cruising for the last 5 months. From Texas
to Long Island sound
, now on the Chesapeake and mozying south. In this time we've used the Galleymate 1100 probably 2-3 days a week and have been very pleased with it. Invariably when it's time to fire up the grill it's blowing 15-20 knots, which was always a pain with the Magma kettle that came with the boat. So far I've only used the grill in winds up to about 25kn but have yet to have an issue with it blowing out.
I'm still learning
to get comfortable with a propane
grill, after years of charcoal and smokers. This thing is no replacement for the Big Green Egg, but I've been happy with the temperature control, able to keep it running even at low heat, which was never possible for me on the Magma. I bought both their full stainless grill style cook plate and the solid stainless option they recommend. The biggest surprise to me was how much I like the solid cook plate, much easier to oil
and simple to scrape clean with a spatula. Also love the viewing window in the lid to keep an eye on things while cooking
Overall, I'd give this thing high marks and would definitely buy it again.