Scoop, anytime the majority of the weight of a boat is in the back, in your case, the far-back, bow rise will be noticeable more so than boats with the under-seat tank like our Caracal. The forward weight diminishes bow rise for us, and our hole shot is very fast when the tank is 1/2 full to full.
The good news is, your boat will be faster, once it’s out of the hole, than comparable boats with more weight forward, six of one, a half dozen of another…
To answer your question, adding weight forward will decrease the time for the boat to plane from a stand-still.
Hi, What prop are you running. I assume you are at a 25 or 24 Fury. The 24 with 1 hole plugged is my setup. If you have a manual jackplate as I do do you can raise the motor a bit, 1/4 to 3/8 and it will help on hole shot. Adding tackle to front storage will help as stated above probably helps the most if you have not run it fully loaded. A few small tweaks will bring the nose down and still keep the speed on full plane.
Followup on my original post. The Cougar gets out of the hole extremely quickly now that I have learned how she likes. I raise my motor with the jack plate a little and lower it as I take off. Works great.
The top end speed will probably never be utilized by me. 70 ~ 73 mph is plenty fast for me.