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BBQ Recommendations?

Hi, all. I am close to completing the deal on a Catalina 30. As I hope to weekend in the Channel Islands off of California, I need some advice as to what BBQ to buy. I might add that the boat already has CNG for the galley, and I think I might add a quick-connect coupling for the BBQ. So, any favorite models? How about optimum mounting sites? Please give me your opinions and reason why.

Thanks again for the great advice.

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OH boy...I can hardly wait for whats coming...

FWIW...I have a SS from Lowes for 99.00...uses the 1lb canisters.

I see they changed the model..but very similar.. Dual-Burner Gas Grill


I make my own brackets for it..I just pulled it off my SeaRay to mount on the Irwin so will have to make new ones..FWIW this one has been exposed to salt environment uncovered ( alibert covered moorage ) for two years.
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Magma Newport

I have a Magma Newport and it has been excellent.

Well worth the extra $$$ over the Magma Kettle.

Heat ditribution is good and even and the "hinged lid" on the Newport means no burned fingers / hands when opening the lid (the lid on the Kettle gets real hot and I somehow always managed to burn myself...)
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I also got a SS from a major hardware chain and I think it might have been Lowes now that stillraining mentions it. It is a force ten and is set up for the throwaway canisters. Last summer we moved from a Hunter 28.5 with a alcohol cook top to a Cabo 38 with a LPG stove. I will get a conversion line to run to the ten lb tanks when the canisters run out.

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I am an expert in BBQ's..

for a good BBQ the brand is
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Hi, all. I am close to completing the deal on a Catalina 30. As I hope to weekend in the Channel Islands off of California, I need some advice as to what BBQ to buy. I might add that the boat already has CNG for the galley, and I think I might add a quick-connect coupling for the BBQ. So, any favorite models? How about optimum mounting sites? Please give me your opinions and reason why.

Thanks again for the great advice.

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Now to your question,

I have found the best cooking BBQ to be the Magma Catalina - or knock-off. I do not think it has ever blown out on me - a real problem with sailboats. The problem is that it is a bit difficult to remove or take to shore. As such, I also have the Magma Kettle. It comes with a stand that you can take to shore and have a BBQ on the beach. Lot's of fun with kids. However, the kettle has a spot right in the middle that is hotter than the sun and tends to burn things. As such, I cook small meals on it and avoid the center.

The worst BBQ I have ever blown up (sorry, I mean had) was a Force 10. It always wanted to go out - even with every orifice stuffed with foil. Maybe they have improved them over the years, but after the last alcohol induced explosion, I have decided they are not for me.

You will want to mount the BBQ on the stern rail, if possible. This will have the least wind. You "can" mount it on the side, but you will always be fighting the wind while grilling. They make rail mount kits for all of these grills. They are easily available.

Now, go pull out the CCard, chicken, and get to grillin' on one of the best made (and best make) of boats available to mankind. And avoid any Portugese advice. He would not know a grill if he burnt himself on it.

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I am an expert in BBQ's..

for a good BBQ the brand is
Correction..."For a good BBQ the brand is Sailhog"
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We're big fans of SeaBQ by dickinson.
Their rail mount makes it easy to take off the rail and store when not in use.
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I have a Magma Newport... Great little grill. Mounted on the stern rail. Angle it slightly so that the food rolls to the back of the grill, and not off the front though.

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I've had a Magma Kettle for a long time now, and I think I'm going to upgrade to the magma Kettle2 this week end, not much bigger than the original and I can still take on shore for the barbies on the beach

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