Congrats on the new Tarpon 14, great yak! It sure opens up alot of new fishing spots for freshwater and salt. Hopefully we can hit the water together sometime in the yaks this summer/fall. I found I can get down to the Thames and New london pretty quick, But don't really know the area too well. Looks like some nice water there and around Niantic. I Usually end up driving alittle longer to get to Watch Hill.
I don't know if you have a rack for the transporting the kayak or not But I looked at them pretty throughly and just picked one up and installed it. I would be happy to share some of the things I 've learned about them if your interested.
Missed CT UFT this spring.