If you're looking at Peregrine, which is ~ the Curtis Nomad, DY designed in 87, you should also consider Bell's Merlin II, which was the last solo tripper DY designed, ~'96.
In anything other than the foam bottomed UL layup that is. The bottom got flat.
Being as I have a "thing" about MerlinII and Peregrine and Nomad and the Swift Heron..all the same relations, I currently have (here in Maine) all except the Merlin II (which I broke).
You are welcome to test paddle. The Peregrine( not a DY design but an adaptation) is sticky under a load as there seems to be no rocker and the bow is way under water even when trimmed properly. The Nomad with the same load is bow light and the bow is skimming the water at the stem. Ergo its much more maneuverable. The Heron is a bubble boat and more skittish under heel, and hard to find too. But quick.
If I had Peregrine on Chesuncook I would want a spraycover as the bow buries. I think I may take the Nomad up there in May, without spraycover. It did the Gulf of Mexico just fine and was .5 mph faster under GPS timing than Peregrine.
Last weekend was an oddball. Dead calm for the first 11 miles and a freaking tailwind with two foot seas the last mile. Nomad did fine correcting easily yet maintaining a downwind course without excessive weathercocking. I did not have a load to trim the stern down.
There is a Nomad in NJ for sale on pnet for eight hundred and my husband works in CT..
I have knee time in the Osprey too and its got a full flared bow and is more maneuverable than Peregrine.
That Mist is for a smaller paddler though if your total load is under 240 it might fit. Depends on your knee spread. It also tends to be a go ahead not much rocker boat which are more trim sensitive. I think it would behave similar to Peregrine under load.
Sawyergeorge over at Pnet might have some more knowledge firsthand. I have not paddled Autumn Mist.