On a square-rigged ship, a bowline (sometimes spelled as two words, bow line) is a rope that holds the edge of a square sail towards the bow of the ship and into the wind, preventing it from being taken aback. A ship is said to be on a “taut bowline” when these lines are made as taut as possible in order to sail close-hauled to the wind.
Renaldo and The Loaf – Haul on the Bowline from Potatoes.
Bob Neuwirth – Haul on the Bowline from Rogue’s Gallery.
Stan Hugill – Haul on the Bowline
Wikipedia: Stan Hugill
Stan (Stanley James) Hugill (November 19, 1906 – May 13, 1992) was a folk music performer, artist and sea music historian, known as the “Last Working Shantyman” and described as the “20th Century guardian of the tradition.”