Can I recommend a publication we have in Australia
called Ship 2 Shore. It is a book compiling a comprehnsive listing of marine
services throughout Australia
of the Pacific.
It is available online at www.ship2shore.com.au
We don't have a native timber that would be the equivalent of Douglas Fir, most timber spars are made from Oregon
which is probably the same speicies of tree (or a very close relative). It is usually easily available where I am - Sydney
. Not sure of the availability in Darwin.
When ordering, be sure to ask for either select or clear grade; this is the highest quality, and should not have knots, gum vein or other imperfections.
I am in the cabinetmaking/joinery business and am happy to assist further with making some enquiries through our supplies if you can give me an idea of sizes and quantities; they may have a branch or agent in Darwin that could assist.
Fair winds, and welcome to our part of the world.