Boat owners love to talk about their boat’s performance, everything from the props they’re running to the hull design. But one of the most overlooked factors that can negatively impact a boat’s performance is load weight. Over the course of several seasons, boaters typically bring stuff on board for one reason or another, but then it never leaves. So once a year, take time to inventory what’s aboard and empty whatever you don’t need. You'll be surprised how removing weight from your boat helps with overall speed, handling and fuel efficiency.