Want to add Kenyon grill - who is Sea Ray's OEM inverter supplier?

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  1. macnewbie

    macnewbie New Member

    7
    Dec 2, 2016
    Seattle
    2017 SLX 310
    Twin 300HP 6.2L MPI w/ Axius, Bravo III
    Does anyone know who is the OEM inverter supplier to Sea Ray? I am looking to add an electric grill to may new-to-me SLX 310 which does not already have an inverter...

    1. Any particular words of wisdom as I undertake this addition?
     
  2. Korkie

    Korkie Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    579
    Feb 2, 2016
    Leonardtown, MD Potomac River / Chesapeake Bay
    340 Sundancer 2006, Garmin 7612, xHD Radome
    Merc 496 Mags
    Bravo III Drives
    Electric Grill going to require a rather heavy duty inverter. Do you not have a genny?
     
  3. macnewbie

    macnewbie New Member

    7
    Dec 2, 2016
    Seattle
    2017 SLX 310
    Twin 300HP 6.2L MPI w/ Axius, Bravo III
    No generator - it's not even offered on the SLX series AFAIK. As a day boat, the uses cases would be fairly limited me thinks...
     
  4. Korkie

    Korkie Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    579
    Feb 2, 2016
    Leonardtown, MD Potomac River / Chesapeake Bay
    340 Sundancer 2006, Garmin 7612, xHD Radome
    Merc 496 Mags
    Bravo III Drives
    Electric grill pulls a ton of amps. Not thinking an inverter would do the job without adding a ton of additional batteries. Maybe a small portable Genny just for providing power as such.
     
  5. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    No way you will be able to run an electric grill on battery power. If you want to cook on the boat while on the hook, I suggest buying a portable butane burner and a marine BBQ. That is what I use on my 330 when off shore power (I don't have a generator).

    I did install an inverter, but that is only so I can run the TV and microwave while at anchor. I installed a Xantrex 1800 in a storage bin in the cockpit that is right above the battery bank in the bilge to minimize cable runs.
     
  6. tony1b2000

    tony1b2000 Member

    140
    Oct 10, 2007
    Salem MA
    350 Sundancer 2010
    496 Mag Seacore Mercruiser , Bravo III
    I have a kenyon and think they are great! Low smoke and you can use them at marinas that say no open flames.
    That said, they need a lot of power! Mine uses 1300 watts or 11 Amps at 120 volts!!! If you do the math, that's 108 amps at 12 volts. Lot of work for a battery and inverter...
     
  7. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    For what it is worth, I also have an OEM electric cooktop on my boat. I "can" run it with my 1800 watt inverter, but as Tony said, it pulls a LOT of amps and drains the battery bank fast. I have a pair of 6v deep cycle golf cart batteries as my house bank and I would rather have them run the fridge/stero/lights for the entire weekend and use the butane cooker and Magma BBQ.
     
  8. ttmott

    ttmott PhD in OCD GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 3, 2012
    Space Coast Florida
    2006 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM11
    1300 watts at 120 VAC = 11 amps which is 110 amps at 12 VDC (as earlier stated) then factor the 90% efficiency of the inverter and line loss at 5% you are now at 129 plus amps required from the battery. So let's say you have a couple of group 31 batteries which have a combined rating of 200 amp hours or which at full discharge you are at 50% or 100 amp hour availability at full discharge. This means you can use the grill for a bit over 46 minutes and then the batteries will not crank the engine as it will be around 10.8 volts. So you can see where this is going.
     
  9. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
  10. JimT

    JimT Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jul 7, 2009
    Charlotte, NC- LKN
    2010 330 Sundancer
    T-350mags w/BIIIs & Axius, 5.0 kw Kohler
    Propane Magma grill is the way to go.
     
  11. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    +1 on the Butane cooktops. They work really well, give a very hot flame and store easy. Great for cooking breakfast when your out with the boat. The cans are small and store easily. You can also pick them up on Amazon. Thats were I got mine years ago.

    -Kevin
     
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  12. macnewbie

    macnewbie New Member

    7
    Dec 2, 2016
    Seattle
    2017 SLX 310
    Twin 300HP 6.2L MPI w/ Axius, Bravo III
    Thanks all for the feedback. You guys are all right about the draw, it's significant and I probably would have to add a couple of batteries dedicated to the inverter to pull it off. I am still curious because the Kenyon grill is a factory option Sea Ray offers on this boat - of course if you select it it adds the inverter too.

    I do have a Magma Newport grill - I just need to figure out how to mount it to this boat. On my previous boat (Yamaha) I used the table stanchion on a side mount cleat in the swim step area. I also have the fishing rod holder mount for the Magma.

    But... the Magma does not really get hot enough to sear steaks, which is one of my primary use cases.

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  13. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    We used to bring them on camping trips sometimes when my son was a Boy Scout. They work really well and it isn’t necessary to spend a fortune on a Marine version if you don’t want to.
    IMHO: The Magna grills are overrated and over priced. I’ve got one but we rarely use it because it’s no match for the typical afternoon winds we get around here. I also don’t like how hot the lid gets and it doesn’t heat evenly.
    One of these days I’m going to replace it with a little Weber.
     
  14. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    Wow! I have just the opposite issue with my Magma grill. The damn thing burns up everything! You can get different valves for more or less heat. It is really hard to cook a steak on mine without charring the edges.

    I also have a griddle that fits the cooking area of the Magma. With it I can cook bacon, eggs, grilled cheese, etc.

    Bennett
     

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