Which pod and what product are you trying to fit? Is it the cables
that are preventing the fit? There are lots of different Nav-Pods that will fit a 9.5" wide pedestal
and Ocean Equipment
does not always show them all on the web site and most chandlerys don't stock but one or two models..
If you need a 1/2" shim Starboard would work
just fine. If it were me I'd use Garolite G-10 painted to match the electronics
for a more seamless look.. Course if it were me I would have measured ten times before cutting...