Hobie sent me new bearings no charge
I completed the repair on one Hobie.
I then decided that was to much work to take the whole assembly apart and just tightened the screws on the second Hobie. Near as I can tell I got the same results. Reason for my post is everybody with an AI should check the screws around the mast collar. They were not very tight from the factory or had loosened up and I lost 25 out of 30 bearings on both Kayaks. I think just tightening them down should do the trick. Its not expensive or difficult but if you loose your marbles it will take you off the water for a week or two waiting for the parts.
Thanks for the help, its great to be back on the water,