I have put the kevlar strips on a couple of canoes so am familiar with that option. I need to do something for my wife's Wood Duck, the first weekend we had already rubbed through the carbon (two coats). What I do not want to do is ruin the fine edge that is the bow of the duck. I'm thinking my best option is a very small piece of kevlar felt. The boat gets fairly heavy use, out on average twice a week, we are careful with our beach landings. I'm OK with use (aka scratches), looking for a balance of keeping the very cool knife edge bow and functional boat that we can relax and enjoy.
Anyone tried metal (I'm thinking brass) like on antique boats?