My macerator is not working.
Just the words every boat owner wants to hear.
The pump is turning, but it is not emptying the tank. It worked in the fall, and then the Superstorm hit. I think that mud backed up into the hoses that run from the macerator to the thru-hull. I say this because the sink in the head had mud come in from outside and the two thru-hulls are about a foot apart.
I will pump out the holding tank from the deck pumpout prior to doing the repair. That said, there will be some waste water that will spill into the bilge when I start pulling hoses apart.
Does anyone have a good strategy for keeping the black water out of the bilge?
I was thinking of lining the area under the hoses with a large garbage bag, and then getting some adult diapers and spreading them out on top of the garbage bag. It is a fairly isolated area, so I could get pretty good coverage.
Anyone have thoughts on this approach or advice on a better one?