Grills

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by yobub, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. yobub

    yobub Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    296
    Jul 29, 2016
    Chicago
    1998 400 Sundancer
    Cat 3116's
    I'm thinking about getting a propane grill for my boat, and wondering what you all use.

    The Magma seems like a natural choice and the Cabo seems to fit my needs, but I'm open to options that are decent quality and less expensive.

    I would prefer to mount on the stern rail or the rod holders rather than put a pedestal mount on the swim platform. How much heat do you get below the grill (on the gelcoat) and how much grease splatter do you get, assuming you cook with the lid closed most of the time?

    Does anyone have an grill that they like that is less expensive than the Magma Cabo ($200)?

    I've read through the threads and found comments about trouble maintaining the heat in a breeze. What kind of grill do you have and do you have this problem?
     
  2. JPGator

    JPGator Active Member

    214
    Apr 25, 2019
    2007 Sundancer 340
    Mercruiser 8.1S
    I have the magma and use the grillamount. It’s worked very well for us so far. The carry bag was on sale so I bought that as well. Fits everything perfectly including the fuel containers.
    My only complaints is it’s bulky. We can’t leave the unit on while we’re cruising especially off shore.
    In addition, we have the Bimini top(forgive me Kevin if I said that wrong) so putting in a rail mount is not practical.
     
  3. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Active Member

    255
    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    380 Sundancer 2000
    454 Horizon w/V drives
    i have the kuuma 216 elite. have had it for at least 5 years. I use the rod mount, but its a little out of level, so grease drips from the corner, just wipe it up afterward.... heat rises, s weekend, at least 2 timeso no issue with the gelcoat under it.... i did just order a replacement deflector, the last one is just starting to show some wear and cracks... $50 for that.... this is the 3rd boat i have had it on, cook on it every
     
  4. Jus the two of us

    Jus the two of us Member GOLD Sponsor

    94
    Dec 7, 2015
    United States Lake Cumberland
    1998 Sundancer 450
    3116 Cats
    We use exactly the same deal and works out good. Like the mount better than the rod mount. We put ours back in the bag and keep in the engine room minus the propane.
     
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  5. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    IMG_4230.JPG The Tiara has rod holders so I thought that would be a natural place for a grill. One would fit perfectly. Ended up not doing it because of the grease splatter issue and concern about heat close to fuel tank vents. 32 Tiaras have just one big tank that fills from both sides. The tank is vented just below the rod holders. On a day when the wind hits the side of the boat you can smell fuel fumes coming out of the vent on the downwind side of the boat. The idea of having an open flame near the vent dampened my enthusiasm for grilling on the boat.
     
  6. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    I have a Magma... Not thrilled with it. I have the rod holder mount and it works but it's never 100% level because it will go about 25* and I have 30* rod holders. It also blows out in the wind and one side cooks super hot. I can't give it reviews yet but I plan to buy a sea b que by dickinson marine. They seem to get the best reviews from cruisers who actually use them, but they don't win the most beautiful award.
     
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  7. dtfeld

    dtfeld Water Contrails

    Jun 5, 2016
    Milton, GA
    410 Sundancer
    2001
    Axiom 12 MFD
    Cat 3126 V-Drives
    I rigged up a Webber Q1200 using the grill-a-Mount. I’ve mount it on the aft trunk.

    Cooking wise it’s as good as any Weber gas grill, that’s to say excellent! It’s very hot. The grease drips into replaceable pans and I usually wipe up the grease and throw away. Once in a while a scrub the inside of the grill to get rid of excess grease/crud. I had it blow out once with a 37kt wind gust. The Q1200 is about $200.

    The only downside to the grillamount is it buggered up my transom graphics if I don’t put a towel under the foot
     
  8. JPGator

    JPGator Active Member

    214
    Apr 25, 2019
    2007 Sundancer 340
    Mercruiser 8.1S
    My next question for you esteemed cooks is do you have a cutting board or prep board next to your grill. Thats what I am trying to put together.

    On the back of my 340 the grill sits on the transom with the grillamount but I need a set up to place things while I am cooking.

    Suggestions?
     
  9. yobub

    yobub Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    296
    Jul 29, 2016
    Chicago
    1998 400 Sundancer
    Cat 3116's
    Which Magma do you have? Your feedback is similar to what I have read, but it seems to be specific models that have this problem.
     
  10. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    I wish I knew exactly. It’s just the typical rectangle one with no window. I even upgraded the regulator because I heard that would help. I don’t really hate it but it could and should work better.
     
  11. drumcutrer

    drumcutrer New Member

    4
    Jun 11, 2016
    Hammond, La
    2001 Sea Ray Amberjack 290 Sea Pro SV2100
    twin Mercruiser 5.7s V-drive Yamaha OX66 200hp
  12. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    I’ve got one of the round Magmas and I’m not impressed with it.
     
  13. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    How did you mount the solaire
     
  14. Happy Dayz

    Happy Dayz Active Member

    510
    Jun 26, 2017
    Sarasota, FL
    '06 260 Sundancer, 6.2, BIII, Kohler 5kw
    79' classic Kona Family Cruiser jet boat..
    6.2 w/ BIII, 502 w/ Berkekley
    we use a nice stainless portable grill from home depot. uses a tank so i use an adapter for lp bottles, works great. have a heat resistant mat put down on swim or go to the beach and good to go. cools quick and keep in a heavy duty trash bag. not bad even with our tight quarters...

    just dont let friends bring thick marinade chicken and make a big mess...LOL
     
  15. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    450 Sundancer
    3126 Cat's
    2018-10-11 17.52.25-1.jpg
     
  16. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I have posted this before. We occasionally bbq on the boat and I just put it on the swim platform.... Most of the time on a picnic table... No heat under it. Legs fold and carry like a suit case. After 2 years I just recycle and get another.

    It's not effected by normal wind and most of the time it's too hot ...always turning it down. If you are not using it that often it's a great bbq

    I am a huge Weber fan ... I have a monster at the house and two Q's great bbq but too bulky and heavy for the boat... The little Walmart one I leave out with no fear of anyone walking away with it... Especially if at a transient dock all weekend, I just leave it on the ground somewhere out of the way

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    Last edited: Jul 15, 2019
  17. yobub

    yobub Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    296
    Jul 29, 2016
    Chicago
    1998 400 Sundancer
    Cat 3116's
    Heck, for $25 I could almost buy one each time I cook. I'm not trying to impress anyone, so as long at it isn't too hot underneath I can build a mount platform.
     
  18. drumcutrer

    drumcutrer New Member

    4
    Jun 11, 2016
    Hammond, La
    2001 Sea Ray Amberjack 290 Sea Pro SV2100
    twin Mercruiser 5.7s V-drive Yamaha OX66 200hp
    I used the Solaire Mount Adapter Plate with the Magma level lock rod holder mount.
     
  19. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    No heat on the surface below the Walmat bbq.
     
  20. yobub

    yobub Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    296
    Jul 29, 2016
    Chicago
    1998 400 Sundancer
    Cat 3116's
    For $3 more I can get a 3 year warranty! I might just try this thing.

    I'm sure whatever I build for the mount will cost more than the grill. Worth a shot.
     
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