Oh, it's a gorgeous spring day here in the back of beyond, and a girl's thoughts turn to houseboating-- and barbecue.

I'm eager to install a gas grill on the Lotus Eater, and looking for advice and experience. The boaty types like the over-the-rail Magma grills, and some prefer the cheaper tabletop units like the Weber portables. I could imagine using a nice leftover chunk of 2x12 bolted to the aft rail, cantilevered over the water between the two outboards, (well clear of them,) and mounting one of the 4-footed boat grills to that. I can imagine days where it's just too hot to light the stove in the galley.

On the other hand, Our Hero is a little reluctant to install a fire over the transom of his wooden boat, halfway between a couple of outboards, which are 12 feet apart, and not all that far from the (side-vented) inboard gas tanks in the pontoons immediately below-decks. He suggested mounting a grill, if I insist on one at all, on the bow rail, 50 feet ahead of where the food would be prepared, served, eaten, and cleaned up after, and unsheltered from the wind, when at anchor.

While I'm not looking to cause an explosion, I kind of like the back-porch idea.

Thoughts on grill wisdom, brands, and where to put it?