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Adding a lot weight to the bow will cause the boat to 'hobbyhorse' and plunge in to the backs of waves ..... adding any weight to the ends of a boat (rather than adding it near the center of rotation or near the center of mass) will cause a boat to be 'cranky', etc.
That said, I have a sailboat with LARGE bow fuel tank ... I just never fill it all the way. Such tanks have internal baffles to prevent the 'sloshing'.