Product Type: RNLI in Homeware
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A lovely, lifesaving doorstop!
RNLI Sail Boat Doorstop
Member Name: SusanLesley
RNLI Sail Boat Doorstop
Advantages: Very pretty, good price, helping to save a life
Disadvantages: Won't hold a sprung door
I thought that it was about time that I sat still for a few minutes to write a review! I am conscious that I haven't been here very much just lately as we are getting progressively busier on our lifeboat shop. It's going well and I am finding lots of things to review for you but I just need the time to write them!
Anyway - enough waffle - the product I am going to review today is the Sail Boat Doorstop which was originally priced at £12.95 but has since been reduced to £9.95.
Sadly, even though I gave Dooyoo the link to the picture on the RNLI site, they have chosen not to show it but, if you want to see it, go to http://www.rnlishop.org.uk/ and search for doorstop.
For my next trick I will attempt to describe the doorstop to you - read my description, get an image in your mind, then take a look at the website and see if I am any good at describing things!
The doorstop is 25cm tall, 23cm wide at its widest part and 10cm deep. If you are like me and still think in feet and inches that's 10 by 9 by 4 inches.
It is made in the shape of a sail boat - hence the name! The bottom part is the boat itself and the top part is shape of a sail with a little flag on the very top. The outer cover is a strong cotton material and the back of the boat is plain pale blue. The front is mid blue across the bottom with a line of red dots. The sail part has a double vertical line of red dashes splitting the sail into two sections. The smaller one on the left in dark blue with a cream band across the middle and the larger one on the right has blue and white vertical stripes. The flag on the top is bright red.
The whole thing looks very attractive and is heavy enough to keep an ordinary door open whilst being soft enough not to hurt if you accidentally stub your toe on it! When I say an ordinary door I mean one that does not have a spring on the top to make it close automatically. We tried one on the door to the shop (which does have a spring) and the door gradually closed as the doorstop wasn't heavy enough to hold it against the strength of the spring. This is essentially a doorstop to use at home then where it is unlikely that your doors will have springs atop them.
If you order this time directly from the RNLI website you will have to pay an extra £4.95 in postage but, of course if you buy from your local shop, you can take it away there and then and there's no postage to pay!
So, there you are then, a pretty blue doorstop which will do a splendid job and indirectly help to save someone's life - it doesn't get better than that!
Summary: A lovely gift for yourself or someone else