yep,,, what they said! the 175 is basically a 17.5 foot version of the 145. GREAT tracking, plenty of room and the only reason someone might call it a dog is because it is very B I G ! tons of room for a BIG paddler and gear. I work for Confluence Watersports and helped design this boat (along with the size S- Tsunami 160 and size M- Tsunami 165) hope this helps!
Life is too short to paddle an ugly boat!