I cut the tie and retied the whoopie sling the exact same way that Hennessey attached the original line. Just leave one end in place so you have something to look at.
I didn't use a dead eye on mine, either.
Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage
"Insert witty and intelligent statement here"
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"