Originally Posted by wind_magic
Thank you for the thoughts sailboy21.
Here is a picture of someone's boat flying their flag much higher, I don't think it looks tacky. Well, correction - yes, it looks tacky here, but that's because the flag is too big for the boat, but I don't think having the flag up higher is tacky. That's basically what I'm asking about, just not huge and obnoxious like this.
Edit - I certainly wouldn't want my own countries flag to be any bigger than the courtesy flag.
I'll take your flag, and up you 1!
and then there is the topping lift approach