I'm looking for timber to build the deadwood, mast and other jobs on my boat. I have a source for KD oregon but it seems to be all flat sawn, but otherwise very good quality. They also have green oregon in long lengths but the ring count is about half the KD stuff. I could get them to cut me knot free QS lengths which I could store for drying ( risky? ) down to a lower moisture level.
I'm wondering about Hoop Pine, but is it suitable for deadwood etc. The sort of sizes I need are 125x50 finished, in lengths up to about 16 ft.
Any other suitable timbers out there does any one know?
BTW Oz = Australia