Sorry to hear about your unexpected off road adventure down a hill and into a river. A regular(typical worm gear) hose clamp will pinch the boot and possible not seal correctly allowing contaminates to enter. However there may be an alternate solution providing you can find on the correct size, use the clamps that Honda puts on their Air intake systems for the came reason they apply equal pressure to seal up rubber intake boots. I am linking to what I substituted for my tie rod boot clamp thanks to @lee and his ingenuity it worked out perfect and made install and future removal if need be a breeze.I have the engine going strong but will still change all fluids a few more times. Have replaced the damaged portions of the roll cage, but the other day I heard an odd clicking noise from the right rear wheel when turning right and found a dislodged shaft boot along with hub bearing and outboard joint filled with sand and gravel. I now have the parts in hand and am in the process of replacing the outboard joint, boot, and drive shaft. I am wondering, have you heard of people switching out the boot bands with thread tension hose clamps. I am not very impressed that getting stuck in a river caused two of my boot bands to come undone (not break, but unfasten). I have all new ones but before I install them I am contemplating replacing with large diameter hose clamps. Any thoughts?