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Re: Identifying the type of sail
The only way that both edges are that close in size, while the foot is that much smaller, is if the sail is triangular in shape. Which makes it a headsail or some kind, not a main. A main would also have some type of hardboard "sandwich" up top to reinforce the fitting, a foresail won't. No reefing points? No batten pockets? Definitely a foresail.
But at this point the question is what condition is the sail in? Is it dacron with a plastic coating? (Good condition) Is the coating worn off and the sail smooth like bedding? (Worthless or not worth much.) Stitching any good or looking like perforations?
Odds are someone would need to really look it over and measure it, unless you're selling ti to the local budget boaters who aren't concerned about fit but just want cheap. In which case you're going to pay to mail it off to Bacon or another experienced shop if there's no loft in your area, and just rely on their expertise and reputation.