Choosing a BBQ for Boats

While I love my barbecue, I can live without it for a few hours. But if you can't, and you want to spend the day out on the water, there are actually BBQs for boats. Really. There are even stores that specialize in selling marine barbecues. What makes a BBQ different from a BBQ for a boat? Not much, to be honest. The important part is how the grill is mounted to the boat. There are many different types of mounts, and you can choose to mount it to the railing of the boat or mounted with a post.

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If you'll be heading onto the ocean, look for a stainless steel grill. The stainless steel will be better able to withstand the corrosive effects of salt water, so that you don't have to taste rust with your food.

Also look for a model that can withstand some wind. A hinged, rotating lid works well and helps to preserve space too. A compact or folding design is useful as well, again due to the limited space available on most boats - but don't sacrifice too much cooking area. And of course, a stay-cool handle is a must.

There are lots of different models available if you're looking for a BBQ for boats... you can choose from gas, propane, even charcoal grills! No matter what you choose, make sure the mount for the BBQ is absolutely rock-solid stable. A hot barbecue that can tip or fall over is a major safety issue. If you mount the grill on the boat railing hanging over the water (like many people do), an unstable mount can cause the barbecue to rotate, and if you're really unlucky, you'll be looking at your grill as it sinks to the bottom of the lake! So take the time to mount your BBQ safely and securely.



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