Wow. I am stunned by the information you just passed on.
If I read your last remarks correctly, the claim you made here that the E-TEC was banned from some lakes in California was based on one anecdotal incident in which some person in authority told you that on the webpage we have been talking about the numbers "1", "2", and "3" were referring to CARB Star ratings.
On that website the tabular information in the column marked "type" and having values of 1, 2, or 3, is actually referring to the type of use-restriction that is being made on the particular body of water. See the text that precedes the table, which says:
Local Restrictions on Personal Watercraft and/or Two Stroke Engines
State law allows local public agencies to regulate boating in certain categories: Three of those apply here and are listed below:
1. Speed Zone
2. Special-use Areas
3. Sanitation and Pollution Control
When a "3" appears in the table under the column listed as "Type", the meaning of "3" is in reference to the nature of the use restriction, that is, the use restriction is based on "Sanitation or Pollution Control." There is no mention of CARB Star-rating categories, and to make an inference that the column headed as "Type" refers to CARB-rating in number of "stars" is not an accurate interpretation of the information contained in the table. That someone in a position of authority to stop a boater from accessing a waterway would be so badly misinformed is rather alarming.
The topic of how the E-TEC engine was not legal to use on certain lakes in California was not introduced in this by me--you introduced it. You said:
There are a number of waterways that prohibit two stroke motors compeletely [sic], including 3 star rated ETEC models.
I don't think you can now reasonably expect me to accept your assertion:
I have never called out the E-TEC motor directly, all of my statements have referred to two stroke engines, not any single model or maker
I am glad to get this resolved, and by resolved I mean that the actual facts are there are no lakes or other waters in California where the E-TEC engine is prohibited on the basis that it does not meet emission or pollution standards but other gasoline outboard engines do and are allowed.
The topic of how an E-TEC was not permitted to be used in California on certain lakes was introduced to this discussion by you, and the only reason we have been going round and round on that topic is because I could not find ANY BASIS to support your statements. And, as far as I can tell, the reason that there is no basis to support your statements is that there actually is no basis for them but for some very bad interpretation of a webpage.