Hey guys. I am right at the end of getting my boat summarized, and at the moment of truth... however, I can't get the fresh water line into the water pump to seal up. I pull it off each winter to get the water out, like most all the rest of us do, and for whatever reason it doesn't want to seal up this year. I've tried everything I can think of - even to the extent of cutting of 3/4" of the reinforced hose to try to get "fresh" rubber on the seal. I just can't get it to stop leaking - and it leaks just under garden hose pressure.

Do any of you guys have any tricks to get these to seal up??? I'm at my wits end with this thing this year - it's fought me before, but I've tried 6 different times to re-connect it... help!!!