This occurred to me the other day when I was salvaging a Siglin style sled from the transfer site. Could a canoe be made from UHMW?
I'm not gonna try it with this piece, it looks like the previous owner threw it away because it was getting brittle. They took what hardware they could and threw the rest away. But for the cost of hardware, some of which I may have already, I'm gonna try to rebuild it and get some use out of it.
Be safe out there!