Shimming the centerboard trunk

Ive gotten mixed responses from some very good sailors on this topic. I am looking for some more feedback. Is shimming of the centerboard trunk to eliminate the "slop" in the board necessary to improve upwind performance and the overall performance of the Scot?

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Here at Fleet 27 in North Carolina, many of us are shimming our

Here at Fleet 27 in North Carolina, many of us are shimming our centerboard trunks at the bottom, and even at the top for a straight and firm fit. We're doing this at our fleet captain's garage where he's got a special lift and rigging. We use gelcoat doped with a filler. We all seem to think this can make a difference on upwind speed and pointing. Alan Backus FS 4105