There's a great article about hiking benches here:
Improper Course: Search results for hiking bench
Upper-body strength is important but a bulky chest and arms are useless if your legs are shaking and you're exhausted after a minute of straight-legged hiking. Every inch of weight off the boat...
I'm selling my favorite boat because I need to finish school. Priorities, I suppose.
The 1996 olympic hull is still stiff and in good condition, albeit a few rail dings and small gelcoat scrapes.
The boat comes with:
Two fairly crisp full rig sails