I use an aluminum square back canoe to hunt a managed area that involves pulling quite a few dikes every hunt. Obviously the bottom gets beat to hell from dragging it on rocks and gravel. The locals run 1436’s with UHMW runners on them and a chainsaw winch to pull the dikes. I’m not investing that much into this. I want to protect the bottom of my canoe the best and most affordable way I can and if I can avoid welding runners on it then that’s great. I’m thinking of bolting UHMW strips to the bottom. Will that actually hold up? Any other ideas?