You can, but it's a lot of work. You must be using the very thin foil often sold by radio
stores or installers. It doesn't hold up worth a damn in the marine environment
unless coated with, e.g., West System, to protect it from oxidation and corrosion
Two better solutions (among many):
1. if you're going to use copper strips, go to a roofing store and buy 16-oz soft copper. It's much stronger and will last a lot longer.
2. Choose a different counterpoise (RF ground) system. The KISS-SSB radial counterpoise system works very well and is dead simple to install and very robust. Other options include wire radials you run yourself, lifelines/pushpit/pulpit complex, s/s rub rails, aluminum
toe rails, etc., etc.
Disclaimer: I'm a dealer for the KISS system -- the only product for which I'm a dealer -- because I've installed a bunch of them and they work very well.