Unrealistic Water Physics for Float Planes

I would have to say… feels like the “friction” of water is less than the “friction” of air.
Compare Air to Liquid to Solid dynamics. Could be a clue to the developers?

To some extent, Land - Solid - overrides even Wind, but we can experience cross winds where the wheel - friction is stronger than the cross wind.

Water should be more than wind but less than land.