"Are you referring to a regular like 10' aluminum v-bottom skiff, did not think of that really."
They work fine , but are heavier for higher speeds than the square bowed boats.
Most are light enough to plane with a 6-10HP depending om crew load.
Big expense (and some added weight) is required for good rub rails , alluminum eats GRP.
Perimeter Gunnel Guard 3/4 Round
Yes defender is $10.00 per foot , but it seems the best I have used .