Here's a opinon; I just did a 40 footer and if you're going to do it do it right.
That mean weaving the top lifeline threw the netting and using a taught line at the bottom, if that means adding hardware, add hardware.
The use of zipties should only be used when laying it out, not as a final fastener
This 40 footer had a solid SS top rail and I used a guilt stitch and 300 ft of 1/8" black tuna line to secure the netting at the top and 200 SS fasteners and 100 ft of 1/8" white tuna line as a taught line.
So you can make it look fantastic and enhance the look if you choose
Like I said, that was only a opinon
1978 Tayana 37
Freedom comes when youíre ready to sail away. True freedom comes when you donít have to return
Cut off from the land that bore us, betrayed by the land we find, where the brightest have gone before us and the dullest remain behind, .......but stand to your glasses, steady,.......tis all we have left to prize, raise a cup to the dead already, hurrah for the next that dies