Hi a bowsie is an adjuster for length on a sheet or shroud used to adjust the length of travel.
Can be small piece of plastic with 3 holes and one end is tied on and you make a loop where the hook goes and then thread the string up through one hole and down the other.
The string continues until it is terminated at the sail winch or in the case of the mast shrouds at the top of the mast.
Moving the bowsie up and down its travel range adjusts the length of the string. The 2 right angles the string goes through in the bowsie forms a locking system. When using bowsies on the mast shrouds try and keep them level and not too long, it looks neater that way.
Also when you take photographs anything white especially uneven can detract from the model as it can become a focal point.
Hope this helps.
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