I am attempting to "permanently" mount a network drive (CentOS 7.4) on my local machine (macOS 10.12 Sierra) using sshfs and automount

First off, is this actually the most appropriate tool to use for this? Essentially I want it such that it reconnects every time I open my computer. I've seen other solutions using /etc/fstab but I also could not get them to work.

I already have it working with the sshfs command from the terminal (so the sshfs and FUSE installations should probably be ok)

sshfs <user>@<address>:/ /Users/me/Desktop/netwk -o defer_permissions,transform_symlinks,volname=netwk 

Here's what I've done: I've set up my /etc/auto_master with the following line:

/Users/me/Desktop/netwk auto_netwk

and created /etc/auto_netwk as follows: (are all the colons/slashes in the correct places? I've found a few different variations)

netwk -fstype=sshfs ://<user>@<address>:/

Now, when I run sudo automount -vc, it appears to successfully mount the folder and returns

automount: /net updated
automount: /home updated
automount: /Users/me/Desktop/netwk mounted
automount: no unmounts

and mount returns

/dev/disk1 on / (hfs, local, journaled)
devfs on /dev (devfs, local, nobrowse)
map -hosts on /net (autofs, nosuid, automounted, nobrowse)
map auto_home on /home (autofs, automounted, nobrowse)
map auto_netwk on /Users/me/Desktop/netwk (autofs, automounted, nobrowse)

However, the mounted volume does not appear to have any contents: opening ~/Desktop/netwk in shows an empty directory, the size reads zero, and ls ~/Desktop/netwk/netwk simply hangs.

Is there an obvious misconfiguration or a step I'm missing? (I've already looked through all the similar questions here, but they all seem to get a clear error, whereas mine appears to fail silently)

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