WAMPAROO... welcome to HF.
i've not spent any time w/ the clark (although i've admired them on line a number of times) so i'll have to let the others give you advice on attaching new supports & ridge lines.
i'm using the ring buckle system myself.
and if you've not seen the thread about the south east hammock hangers association (SEHHA) camp out in hot springs, nc, you may want to take a look. there's at least one or two other Kentuckians going to that.