Back from test hang...
@Jtupnsmoke - You are correct. That connection between the whoopie and the webbing is a no go.
@old4hats - I'm going to use your idea but modify it just a bit. Instead of adding the dutch clips, I'm going to keep the biner where it is and add some soft shackles to connect the whoopie to the webbing.
@Willjack1967 - Great idea on the whipping/thimble. I think I'm going to do that as well.
thanks for the input everyone.