Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-07-2015, 03:07 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
nautibeaver's Avatar
 
City: Snohomish, WA
Country: US
Vessel Name: NautiBeaver
Vessel Model: Nordlund 68'
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 115
Best large rail mount grill?

Looking for the following attributes.
Something that does not create a mess underneath, large cooking area, and does not go out in wind.

Looking at Kumma 316 elite, and the Magma Monterey II.


Sent from my iPhone using Trawler Forum
__________________
Advertisement

nautibeaver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2015, 03:41 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Diesel Duck's Avatar
 
City: discomfort.reactants.peanuts
Country: Colombia, South America and Huatulco, Mexico
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 466
Give a look see at the Solaire infrared gas grills (There is a rail mount attachment for it available).

The Rasmussen & Solaire Store

Here's a link for the rail attachment:

http://www.grillwithinfrared.com/Sol.../sol-170br.htm
__________________

__________________
Diesel Duck
*For Sale or Trade this oceanfront Mexican villa (www.QuintaAlegria.com) for the right 'Trawler' - Nordhavn, Kadey Krogen, Diesel Duck or ???
Diesel Duck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2015, 05:31 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
nautibeaver's Avatar
 
City: Snohomish, WA
Country: US
Vessel Name: NautiBeaver
Vessel Model: Nordlund 68'
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 115
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diesel Duck 492 View Post
Give a look see at the Solaire infrared gas grills (There is a rail mount attachment for it available).

The Rasmussen & Solaire Store

Here's a link for the rail attachment:

http://www.grillwithinfrared.com/Sol.../sol-170br.htm

I have one today, first it is too small, second, I spend more time cleaning up, than grilling. It makes a mess. I like it, other than that.


Sent from my iPhone using Trawler Forum
nautibeaver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2015, 07:56 PM   #4
Scraping Paint
 
City: -
Country: -
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 13,748
We've had a good experience over the last 14 or so years with a Sea-B-Que from Dickinson. We have the "Small" model, but they make a pretty good sized "Large" model, too. We've not used ours in real strong winds but in the typical 5-15 knots we get around here we've never had a problem with it going out. http://www.dickinsonmarine.com/bbqs.php
Marin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2015, 10:37 PM   #5
TF Site Team
 
ksanders's Avatar
 
City: SEWARD ALASKA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: LISAS WAY
Vessel Model: BAYLINER 4788
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,956
I cannot tell you what the best grill is, but I can tell you what the worst grill is.

I have a Magma newport or catalina (cant remember) with the indrared and it sucks!!!

blows out in the smallest breeze, unreliable, bla bla bla.

The thing sucks and Magma should be ashamed of ever making it.

I called them and complained and they sent me new grates with bigger holes for free but they charged me for shipping and the grill still sucks.

Did I mention that I am not happpy with the grill??? Or that every time I get on the boat, have a nice cold beer and a thick steak that the grill fails me?
__________________
Kevin Sanders
Bayliner 4788
Seward, Alaska
www.mvlisasway.com
ksanders is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2015, 10:46 PM   #6
Guru
 
twistedtree's Avatar
 
City: Gloucester, MA
Country: USA
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 3,197
I've had a magnum and it too blew out frequently. I now have a Dickenson and it works much better. My only complaint with it is that it doesn't have any sort of cover lock so I have to use a bungie cord. But the latest model has remedied that and now includes a lock.
__________________
www.MVTanglewood.com
twistedtree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2015, 10:49 PM   #7
Master and Commander
 
markpierce's Avatar
 
City: Vallejo CA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Carquinez Coot
Vessel Model: 2011 Seahorse Marine Coot hull #6
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 10,265
Not sure what you mean by "large rail." It's difficult to find fittings for over-one-inch diameter railings. My upper railings are at least 1.25-inch in diameter. Seems I'm limited to using the boat's secondary/lower, one-inch railings such as for cannon and flag mounts, and block for line launching/retracting jib.


__________________
Kar-KEEN-ez Koot
markpierce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2015, 10:52 PM   #8
TF Site Team
 
ksanders's Avatar
 
City: SEWARD ALASKA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: LISAS WAY
Vessel Model: BAYLINER 4788
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,956
Quote:
Originally Posted by twistedtree View Post
I've had a magnum and it too blew out frequently. I now have a Dickenson and it works much better. My only complaint with it is that it doesn't have any sort of cover lock so I have to use a bungie cord. But the latest model has remedied that and now includes a lock.
I'm ordering a SEA B QUE too be delivered by the time I get home from work.

I was uncommonly pissed last week when I tried to grill a steak. At my age I have very good control of my emotions, but I honestly wanted to jettison the beast into the drink.
__________________
Kevin Sanders
Bayliner 4788
Seward, Alaska
www.mvlisasway.com
ksanders is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2015, 11:02 PM   #9
Guru
 
AKDoug's Avatar
 
City: Kenai, Alaska
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Melanie Rose
Vessel Model: 1999 Willard PH
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 571
I love my Sea B Que, but I loved my Magma CHARCOAL grill too. The charcoal Magma did really well in pretty stiff wind, but got ash on my steaks. The Sea B Que is pretty good, has never blown out, but has trouble keeping it's heat up when the wind is blowing hard. I think that's about as good as it gets in a rail mount grill.

When the wind blows hard I pull it off the rail and drop it down on the seat below the gunnel and set it on a rug so as to not scratch the gel coat on the seat. It cooks just fine then (out of the direct wind) and cleanup has been easy, no drips anywhere.
AKDoug is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2015, 12:30 AM   #10
Guru
 
kthoennes's Avatar
 
City: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Xanadu
Vessel Model: Mainship 37 Motor Yacht
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 857
We had a Magma Newport on the boat we just sold. Hated it. Hard to light, I couldn't tell when it was lit unless I took the grate off, blew out easily, and I spent more time cleaning the grill and the mess it made than I spent grilling. You see those Magma Newports on a million boats, but they are just awful. I told the boat buyer that he was welcome to the grill, but I was doing him no favors, and if he threw it overboard someday, I wouldn't blame him.
kthoennes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2015, 12:46 AM   #11
Guru
 
JDCAVE's Avatar
 
City: Lions Bay, BC
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Phoenix Hunter
Vessel Model: Kadey Krogen 42 (1985)
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,612
I've got one of those Magma jobbies and I don't like it either. It's a pity that Weber doesn't make something. I've got a Weber BBQ at home and after 13 years I'm only just thinking its time to replace the burner tubes.


Jim
Sent from my iPad using Trawler Forum
JDCAVE is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2015, 01:24 AM   #12
Guru
 
AKDoug's Avatar
 
City: Kenai, Alaska
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Melanie Rose
Vessel Model: 1999 Willard PH
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 571
The charcoal was a pain to carry and to dump out (ash dust), but it cooked fantastically well. I think their reputation was built on charcoal, and the gas one pretty much sucked. I have not heard of a single person who liked their Magma propane grill...
AKDoug is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2015, 07:02 AM   #13
Guru
 
City: Hotel, CA
Country: Fried
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 8,328
I'd sure like to hear a good review of a marine grill. Every single rail mount I've observed being used on others boats has looked like complete disaster in the PIA mess department. Until I see one in use without grease mess all over the hull beneath we will continue to use the grill provided at our marina.
__________________
Craig

It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they've been fooled - Mark Twain
CPseudonym is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2015, 07:43 AM   #14
Enigma
 
RT Firefly's Avatar
 
City: Slicker?
Country: Bumpkin?
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 9,996
Greetings,
We inherited a Magma Kettle gas grill with the boat similar to this:


but with no hinged lid (attached by 2' length of aircraft cable-lid just dangles when open). Impossible to relight as you had to partially dissasemble to reach the burner (try THAT with a hot grill covered in weenies) and it DID have to be re-lit on a regular basis. I drilled a 1/2" hole through the double layered base to facilitate re-lighting and other than the dangling lid, it doesn't work too bad now. Bought replacement burner when the old one rusted out and for the amount of grilling I do, it's OK. I would not reccomend this style or model for anyone who is the least bit serious about this type of cooking simply because of the small size.
As far as grease...the "drip pan" on the bottom outside has thusfar contained any mess. Not a drop on deck.
__________________
RTF
RT Firefly is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2015, 08:15 AM   #15
Guru
 
Forkliftt's Avatar
 
City: Biloxi Mississippi
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Patricia Louise II
Vessel Model: 1983 42' Present Sundeck
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,433
I've had a big propane Magma for about 6 years~been happy with it. About a year ago I replaced the burner and ignitor. I had the rail mount fabricated with SS, and then had to modify that to sit level, but all in all- it's a very solid mount. The grill tends to run very hot which is ok for beef or tuna steaks, but not so great for asparagus, etc. Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByTrawler Forum1428495295.590581.jpg
Views:	240
Size:	42.5 KB
ID:	38998


1983 Present 42 Sundeck
Twin Lehman 135's
✌️
__________________
Steve Point Cadet/ Biloxi, Mississippi USA
*Present 42 twin 135 Lehmans
Forkliftt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2015, 08:23 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
seasalt007's Avatar
 
City: Punta Gorda, FL
Country: U.S.
Vessel Name: Aweigh
Vessel Model: Nordic Tug 42
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 482
I had a Magma Monterrey for several years and got along well with it. Sold the boat and grill with it and started shopping for new one. I decided to get a Magma Catalina but couldn't decide between the infra red or regular version. Called Magma and they admitted that the first infra red models had holes too small in the plates so they made them bigger. I went to WM and took a picture of the grates on the floor model and sent it to Magma.They said it was the new version. They also admitted that the grill was still too hard to clean and much too hot. I bought the regular grill and am getting along with it. You have to understand your enemy.

I also bought a genuine Magma Sunbrella cover. After one year the stainless case has a lot of surface rust. Called Magma, sent pictures and they said to clean it with some Barkeepers. Did that looked like new again. Another 6 months and rusty again. I called Magma and told them that my Monterrey never rusted. They say that they have not changed the quality of the stainless steel but I don't believe them.

Would I buy another one? Probably not.
seasalt007 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2015, 11:41 AM   #17
Guru
 
Mule's Avatar
 
City: Fort Pierce
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Florita Ann
Vessel Model: 1982 Present
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 1,787
I have had 3 different Purdy Shiney, Yachtie Stainless grills. Not a one cooked worth a damn. I now have a Q100 (new model Q1000) Weber. Use rod holder and stalk to mount. I used u bolts and 1/8 aluminum plate but a fish cleaning table will work I think. There is a larger Q series model out there. The small Q1000 weighs about 30lb.

They work well in the wind, retain heat and the cover does not turn white hot. Cost less than $200 most anywhere. Fish cleaning table from Marine Liquidators with stalk about $65.

Weber Q | Weber.com

http://www.themarineconnection.net
Mule is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2015, 01:28 PM   #18
Scraping Paint
 
City: -
Country: -
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 13,748
Quote:
Originally Posted by CPseudonym View Post
I'd sure like to hear a good review of a marine grill. Every single rail mount I've observed being used on others boats has looked like complete disaster in the PIA mess department. Until I see one in use without grease mess all over the hull beneath we will continue to use the grill provided at our marina.
So far (14 years or so?) our Sea-B-Que, which is on the rail on our flying bridge, has not put anythng on anythng. No grease drips, nothing. Being on the flying bridge no smoke gets into the boat, either.
Marin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2015, 01:42 PM   #19
Guru
 
caltexflanc's Avatar
 
City: North Carolina for now
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Small Incentive
Vessel Model: Boston Whaler 130 Sport
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 3,802
Having had a big Magma that we used very heavily and enjoyed, I'd have to say that if were doing it all over again I'd get a rail mounted filet/prep table and bolt a Weber Q to it. That's what a couple we know on Defever did and it worked out great. I bought a Q when our Magma was in need of rebuilding, and since were getting ready to spend more time on land, I figured I'd move the Q to the house once I got the Magma rebuilt (all the parts are available from them). The Q is less susceptible to blow out and really gets good heat and dispersion. Never did rebuild the Magma, have to get around to that sometime because it is a nice machine that'll be worth something when done.

Here's the Magma we had. I don't think they make it anymore. I liked two controllable burners vs 1, but we have got along just fine with the Q. One issue leading to blow out is that it was mounted on the FB starboard rail, so had a lot of exposure to wind, vs a transom mount.

__________________
George

"There's the Right Way, the Wrong Way, and what some guy says he's gotten away with"
caltexflanc is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2015, 01:46 PM   #20
Guru
 
AKDoug's Avatar
 
City: Kenai, Alaska
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Melanie Rose
Vessel Model: 1999 Willard PH
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 571
If you don't keep it clean, eventually any grill will drip. I have never had that problem with any of my grills in 30 years of boating. My worst issue has been charcoal dust blowing out of the grill on very windy days. I don't leave my grill on the rail 24/7, I put it away when I am done with it. Constant exposure to the weather will degrade any grill.
__________________

AKDoug is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012