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Old 02-03-2018, 01:26 AM   #1
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BBQ. LPG or Electric ?

A present I have a LPG BBQ works well but thinking of a second BBQ on the fly bridge . Whats others though on elect v gas ?
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Old 02-03-2018, 02:16 AM   #2
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LPG is easy and cheap
Electrickery costs $$$.
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Old 02-03-2018, 02:20 AM   #3
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Makes sense if you have 2,power them differently,it gives you options. If both are gas, and you`re out of gas, you`re out of bbq.
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We run all electric boats with no propane. Good electric grills cost more than gas grills but do an excellent job.
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When at the marina electricity is free when on the hook I run the generator morning and night for 30/40 min to top up the fridge and hot water so the gen is running with a good load
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When at the marina electricity is free when on the hook I run the generator morning and night for 30/40 min to top up the fridge and hot water so the gen is running with a good load
Yeah fair enough.
Different boats, different usage.
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There are plug in type electric grills, it doesn`t have to be a chef`s installation,I`m sure Mrs Gaston would not be insisting on that.
Btw, we were at Berowra last weekend, Barrenjoey is looking good.
So was Black Label.
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There are plug in type electric grills, it doesn`t have to be a chef`s installation,I`m sure Mrs Gaston would not be insisting on that.
Btw, we were at Berowra last weekend, Barrenjoey is looking good.
So was Black Label.
We use two different sizes of electric George Forman grills on our vessel. If you'd had more time in BC we'd of grilled you surf and turf.
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I prefer propane. They are faster and the added risk of shock or worse on a wet boat deck doesn't seem to be less than the risk of propane on the boat. I suppose one can limit the use of electric grills to only dry times, but when cruising, I use the grill almost every night, whether it's raining or not.

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I prefer propane. They are faster and the added risk of shock or worse on a wet boat deck doesn't seem to be less than the risk of propane on the boat. I suppose one can limit the use of electric grills to only dry times, but when cruising, I use the grill almost every night, whether it's raining or not.

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He's already got a propane grill, so I vote for the redundancy of the 2nd one being electric; he's running the genset anyway. No risk of shock with proper installation, electric grills are quite common on FBs.
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I prefer propane...

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Me too. My three propane bottles last about 3 years, so i never run out.

Most of all, I've never had a steak cooked on an electric grill that was as good as gas.
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Me too. My three propane bottles last about 3 years, so i never run out.

Most of all, I've never had a steak cooked on an electric grill that was as good as gas.
Completely depends on the grill and the chef, not the heat source.
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The way I see it is more the answer to few simple question:
Do you use your grill often at the hook?
Are you ready to run your genset each time you wanna use your grill (think of the noise)?

I guess that this would drive the choice.

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We've got propane. I think if we added a second, it'd be plug-in electric. Might do just that...

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We run all electric boats with no propane. Good electric grills cost more than gas grills but do an excellent job.
What is a good electric grill? I have gas on the boat but on my condo's lanai I am required to use electric. I have the small Weber Q electric and don't like it.
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Has anyone put a charcoal smoker on thier boat? Iím thinking about a medium size big green egg, with a custom welded nest for it on the upper deck. I have a propane one for searing so it would only get used for smoking (small fire, limited flames). I have a big open deck away from all flammable things and would put down matting/protection below it.
Itís about number 536 on the list of projects for the boat so not important at this point but thought Iíd ask.
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Electric power requires a long chain of working items.

Propane only requires a cylinder.
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...Iím thinking about a medium size big green egg, with a custom welded nest for it on the upper deck...
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That’s what inspired me actually! Although I have a perfect corner so it would attach to my rails.
I’ve been looking over my BGE at home and it would be pretty easy to retrofit to all stainless hardware.
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So for those who advocate propane, how many bottles do you carry and what are the made of?

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