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Old 17-05-2016, 15:45   #1
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Magma Grill

When I bought my boat, it came with a gas Magma grill. Unfortunately, it looks like it has never been cleaned - there was half-inch of fuzz cooking surface and the valve looks nasty too.

Is this worth cleaning up and repairing? From searching the internet my guess would be I would need about $100 in parts to get it working again.

Do these grills work well? I was wondering if a charcoal one would be better?
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Old 17-05-2016, 16:22   #2
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Put a bottle on it and burn that guck off and then ( after it cools down) .. Clean it... They work great , live off mine for days at a time ... Cook every thing from steaks to veggies to pizza ..
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We love ours and they arent cheap! Try cleaning it before you decide you need to replace parts. It IS worth your time in my opinion.
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Old 26-05-2016, 17:43   #4
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absolutely worth cleaning/repairing. love mine, works great. would stay away from charcoal if you do decide to get a new grill though, lots of ash on the steaks, (from wind blowing threw the vent) and some places have rules on open fires on boats (like when you start it) last summer on block island the fire department got called a few times for people with them, and one guy managed to not only light his grill but also his dingy (guess he figured the grill over the stern on the davit was a good spot but forgot gravity will pull gasoline into the dingy below and used a bit to much)
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Re: Magma Grill

A lot of cruisers are starting to us the Weber Q grills on there boats.
It a much better grill than a Magma.

We have used Magma grills for 20 years, but this year have change to the Weber Q. Just so much nicer to cook with.
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A lot of cruisers are starting to us the Weber Q grills on there boats.
It a much better grill than a Magma.

We have used Magma grills for 20 years, but this year have change to the Weber Q. Just so much nicer to cook with.
Do you just set it on the cockpit table or is there a kit for mounting on the railing?
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Or the Cobb is another alternative, far more than just a grill
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The key to any gas grill is whether it will cook in 20 knots of wind. The Magma will unless the vents are blocked.
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The Cobb is good for roasting & bigger pieces of meat but we found it too much of a PITA to clean, and not great for grilling. Most Canadians I know prefer the Canadian built Dickinson Sea-B-Que. It's an octagonal shaped gas grill & works well on the pulpit, even in a strong breeze. We swear by it.


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Just fire it up on high and burn the nasty out. Grills can get nasty, but the heat will kill any critters.
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