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It will be hard on the SS rail and likely won't 'stay put' when heeled and esp in any kind of seaway.
It's very easy to make a pad... You can layer it out of plywood and leave the shape of your railing 'T' in the middle section so the pad won't swivel itself, then do the final assembly onto the rail. Seal it with epoxy and that's it. Also generic pads for small OBs are not that expensive and can often be found at marine consignment stores.
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".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)