What the heck is a macerator pump anyway? Well, since you asked:
According to Wise Geek, the dictionary definition of macerating is making or becoming soft through steeping liquid. Therefore, a macerator pump will combine this steeping with the grinding or cutting process to significantly reduce solid waste into particles small and soft enough for convenient and sanitary discharge.
Gotcha, and that’s gross, but apparently necessary as we are now the proud owners of a new macerator pump and some lag bolts (fancy name for a type of screw). And you know what? We were only too happy to shell out $550 to get Gone Tomorrow back in commission.
A weight has been lifted from our shoulders, for the moment at least, our boat is back out in the Pacific, headed towards the City by the Bay.