Macerator/Head work

Upon the arrival at the new slip down in San Diego, it was discovered that there was a leak with the holding or some line going to the holding tank. I cleaned that up, it was gross. Earlier in the month, I traced the leak down to the Jabsco Macerator pump. The old style if you read the reviews on Amazon, had zinc bolts that fall apart in the effluent of human waste. So if you have one of these pumps, with the acorn nuts as opposed to the stainless steel bolts, I’d do some preventive maintenance before you have a leak like I did. After I got the pump replaced, it was time to rebuild the pump for the toilet. That was a straight forward process, used some Vaseline as that seems to be a good marine lube for random stuff. I’ve now seen it used on a sail track to help the sail go up and down easier as well.


Author: japtenks

Captain of a 30ft Catalina.

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