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Question Magma Kettle 2 or Force 10?

Hey!

We're looking to invest in our first BBQ for our CS30.

I hear a lot about Magma, it's reliability and durability, and I like the MK 2
kettle series. They are compact and inbotrusive.
But, I see a lot of Force 10's on the sterns of our neighboring boats, so
wonder if anyone would like to offer any comments from personal experience.

You've given me wonderful guidance thus far....


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The charter companies out here in the Caribbean seem to favour the Magma.

I have the smaller charcoal Magma and it is lasting well.
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You use a charcoal one on board?
Wow...cool....and delish!!
Charred meat or fish over coals always taste divine...
Carcinogens.
What a drag.
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..By the way...where are you in the Caribbean?
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We had a Force 10 barbecue. Always had problems with it. Couldn't get it lit, Once we did, it wouldn't stay lit, or only half lit. Cleaned the orifices (orifi?), did everything, and we finally got rid of it.

Picked up a Kumma a couple of years ago on sale at West Marine and haven't had a problem since.

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We've enjoyed our Magma for six years now. Always ready on the stern rail for a grilled lunch or dinner.
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Magma is taking the lead....
Force 10 lagging behind........

Keep it comin'...!!!
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skip them both and get a Sea-b-Que

I searched all over the web before choosing a grill for the boat an d found zero negative comments on the Dickinson Sea-b-que so that's what I bought.

Sometimes it pays to go with the lessor known brand. The only thing I might have done different would have been to buy the large model instead of the smaller one, but other than that I'm happy with the way the unit works. It has never blown out, heat control is reasonable and heat distribution is fairly even. These are the areas where some others fall short.

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Force 10 makes great stoves, but their BBQs are wanting. They blow out too quickly in the wind.

I like both the Magma and the Dickinson.

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We have a Magma and are happy with it. Starts easily and stays lit, and puts up with us only using it now and then.

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