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Old 26-10-2017, 07:20   #1
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Marine Barbeques

Hi there- I am looking for a good marine barbeque to hang on the back rail of a 42 Catamaran. My past experience ( with Magna and Force 10) has not been good as I found these style BBQ's provided inconsistent heat and blew out easily in any breeze.
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Old 26-10-2017, 07:27   #2
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I've tried all the brands over the years, they all have issues. I have just bought my second Magma kettle type solely because it has never blown out. My two issues with this unit are that 1. Even on it's lowest setting it is too hot and I must cook with the lid open. 2. Fat drains into a pan on the bottom but there is no way to drain that pan so it just overflows. I drill a hole in the pan and hang a soup can under it.
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I had the same problem- I couldn't get the heat low enough. I think the grill was too close to the burner so the meat was burned on the outside before being properly cooked inside. Disappointing considering how expensive these units are. I had the gourmet series so not the kettle.
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Old 26-10-2017, 07:50   #4
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I replaced my old Force 10 with Dickinson this year and love it. Does not blow out, not too hot and has heavy(ish) grate for grill marks, not steel wire. A little awkward to clean but 4-piece grate is easy to take out and wash.
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I replaced my old Force 10 with Dickinson this year and love it. Does not blow out, not too hot and has heavy(ish) grate for grill marks, not steel wire. A little awkward to clean but 4-piece grate is easy to take out and wash.
Thanks this may be the answer I am looking for. It gets great reviews and is even Canadian made! Does anyone else have experience with Dickinson?
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Old 26-10-2017, 08:09   #6
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Re: Marine Barbeques

I have one of the party size Magma Kettles that doubles as a stove seems to work fine. But it's used for hot dogs and hamburgers so it might have issues with a thick steak etc.
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Old 26-10-2017, 09:05   #7
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I've had the Dickinson large and the small hexagonal units, well built with good grills but I found them excessively heavy and both tended to blow out. Now others say they don't blow out but perhaps the difference is I use my 365 days a year with many winters in Toronto. .... maybe I use it in conditions that others don't.

I looked at the new Dickinson kettle style when I bought the Magma and the reason I did not buy it was that I found it very flimsy.
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Old 26-10-2017, 09:38   #8
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Weber Q1200. Best boat grill ever. Pitched the Magma to the sea gods. Good riddance.

Q1200 on Amazon. http://amzn.to/2i6p1sl


Pictures of Weber Q1200s on boats.

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Thanks this may be the answer I am looking for. It gets great reviews and is even Canadian made! Does anyone else have experience with Dickinson?
I've had one for about 6 years. I use it a lot (on the boat and at home) and it works great! Very tough construction and no rust at all after hundreds of uses. It doesn't blow out in high wind. The only compliant I have is the SS burner rots out after a few years and has to be replaced. I would carry a spare burner if venturing far from chandleries for a long period of time. I would certainly buy another.
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Old 26-10-2017, 10:19   #10
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Weber Q1200. Best boat grill ever. Pitched the Magma to the sea gods. Good riddance.

Q1200 on Amazon. http://amzn.to/2i6p1sl


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Great grill, not sure I'd be comfortable hanging 30lbs. on my stern rail and it's too big to fit in my cockpit lockers.
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Have used Dickensons on OPBs with good experiences and have yet to meet a boat owner unhappy with theirs. Will one day pop for one when my cheapo Kuuma dies.
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Have used Dickensons on OPBs with good experiences and have yet to meet a boat owner unhappy with theirs.
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I bought our second Dickinson last year - they work for us. We don't eat land or air meat, but it works well on fish and veg. Biggest pain is the rail mounting bracket. Couldn't stop it slipping as the weight is off center, so fastened a brace from the bracket to the lower rail.
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I've got to say, I'm surprised some folks here have said they don't like their Magma kettle grills. I've been really happy with mine - and surprised at the amount of wind I've successfully lit and cooked on it in. I have mine mounted so it's sticking off the stern and out over the port side - not exactly a sheltered position. I've never seen mine blow out.
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Weber Q1200. Best boat grill ever. Pitched the Magma to the sea gods. Good riddance.

Q1200 on Amazon. http://amzn.to/2i6p1sl


Pictures of Weber Q1200s on boats.

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Another vote for the Q1200.
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