I would try to hook the rubber to the tip then to the riser (off the manafold) than push the risers over the bolts on the manafold and tighten.
Bingo!! I drilled the riser mounting holes to 1/2". Gave enough swing to connect to the transom with no problem. After cutting the hose to the desired length, I mounted it on the transom first, put some liquid soap on the riser so they would slide easy in the hose and fall in place on the manifolds. Good luck.Dweiss67 said:Just put my engine back in and the risers don’t line up with the standard merc holes. They are offset buy a half inch or more. An offset would be the quick fix but I looked all over the web and no luck.
Another fix is to over drill the four bolt holes and that alone might give me enough to make them align. Who knows, just thought I would ask I know someone has had this problem before me.