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Looking for a rail mounted grill 26 Aug 2014 15:45 #1

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Thanks in no small part to the fine members of this forum I now have my 2450 running well enough to start to work on the more fun Projects.

I would like to get a grill for the boat. I am looking for something that is not crazy expensive (no more then $250 if it can be helped, Less is better) and will mount on the edge of the boat hanging over the water. It does not need to be very big. I have seen many online but hard to tell what will be best for my needs. I see us cooking a stake or 2 and other standard grill fare. Nothing fancy. If it could hold 2 stakes and 2 baked potatoes that would be super great. As I have almost no cooking skill myself (I can build you a stove but I cant use it) I was hoping to find out what you fine people were using. I have considered making my own but I think I may be better off buying something as at this time I do not have the supply's to weld Stainless.

Any thoughts and or links would be great. Thanks in advance.

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Looking for a rail mounted grill 26 Aug 2014 15:56 #2

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Try West Marine. They sell grills.
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Looking for a rail mounted grill 26 Aug 2014 16:01 #3

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I would avoid the small round WM kettles, I have had 2 of them. Spotty heat. I hsve the catalina, which seems to work pretty well.

FWIW, my last kettle hung over the side of my old boat, the Magma parts sure are expensive and sink surprisingly quickly. :whistle: :pinch: :whistle:
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Looking for a rail mounted grill 26 Aug 2014 16:06 #4

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Thanks guys. I was thinking over the side so any grease would not get on the boat.

Brad you make a very good and funny point about grill parts.

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Looking for a rail mounted grill 26 Aug 2014 16:39 #5

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I bought this Char-Broil and made a cutting board/grill mount that attaches to the grab rails. Here's a picture;




It has a large removable grease tray. It cooks extremely well. Very happy with it's performance.

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Looking for a rail mounted grill 26 Aug 2014 17:07 #6

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I had a round kettle type grill by Force-10 (I think they are called Kuuma now) and was disappointed. It did not produce enough heat to sear meat. Now I have a Magma Cabo rectangular grill and love it. It produces plenty of heat and does it evenly. If your boat has wooden rails, and since the Cabo has folding legs, so you could mount it the way kevinv123 did with his Char Broil grill. Alternatively, you could make a mount that clamps on to the wooden rail.
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Looking for a rail mounted grill 26 Aug 2014 17:23 #7

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These are photos with different shapes and mounts. Round and Square. I have had both and didn't have any problems with either one.





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Looking for a rail mounted grill 26 Aug 2014 17:24 #8

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I have the magma kettle and unlike brad, my grill works PERFECTLY. Even heat acroos, cooks great and cools down quickly for storage after use. I have the rail mount and it hangs over the side and have never lost anything from the grill over the side (yes i am careful sorry brad).
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Looking for a rail mounted grill 26 Aug 2014 23:22 #9

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Robert,

From what I can see your boat has a wooden rail on metal stanchions. Both my previous Bayliners had wooden rails and most of the commercially available mounts did not work very well on it. I did try a Magma mount that attached to the rail stanchion (like the kettle mount on Four Pyrate's post), but I could only use it on a stanchion that was at the end of the rail. Even then it was a bit awkward.

The mount that I ended up making clamped onto the rail using padded aluminum plates. The plates were tightened on the rail using bolts with threaded knobs. The upper plate was attached to a square aluminum tube and this attached to the bottom of the grill. I posted a photo to the old Bayliner Forum 10+ years ago, but could not find it.

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Looking for a rail mounted grill 27 Aug 2014 05:04 #10

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I did the same thing that kevin123 did. Put a small Force 10 grill on a removable filet table. I like that the filet table has sides to keep the grill from sliding around. Filet table fits into a rail mount that can also be used for fishing rod holder.

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Looking for a rail mounted grill 27 Aug 2014 09:03 #11

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I have this grill, Magma Newport, and the same rod holder mount. It works great, has easily removable grease tray that has never leaked, folding legs on the newer versions, and it's in your price range, including the mount. (Cover extra, but package deal and sale prices will get you there.) I also have the bait table with rod holder mount that we use for snacks and cocktails, can't find a photo...

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Looking for a rail mounted grill 27 Aug 2014 11:25 #12

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kevinv123 wrote: I bought this Char-Broil and made a cutting board/grill mount that attaches to the grab rails. Here's a picture;




It has a large removable grease tray. It cooks extremely well. Very happy with it's performance.


Sir that is a freaking great idea. Thanks for posting
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Looking for a rail mounted grill 27 Aug 2014 11:35 #13

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Jeffw wrote:

Four Pyrates wrote:


I have this grill, Magma Newport, and the same rod holder mount. It works great, has easily removable grease tray that has never leaked, folding legs on the newer versions, and it's in your price range, including the mount. (Cover extra, but package deal and sale prices will get you there.) I also have the bait table with rod holder mount that we use for snacks and cocktails, can't find a photo...


Sir, Thank you for the pictures (Also I like your Avatar, It's clever, It should be called "In my happy place"). I am going to look into your brand grill. It looks to be of good quality and I am sure you would not recommend it if it were not.

I am going to google and see what I can find for prices on the brands you guys posted. I really like the home made rail mount system. I do have wood rails and I can machine the bottom of a nylon cutting board to match the rails profile. It's a great idea.

Thank to everyone for the super helpful posts.

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