Hypothetical question for the seaplane operators:
You are flying in a PA-18 150HP with Aerocet 2200 composite floats in the Northern Hemisphere. Half fuel tanks.
There is a river flowing at 5 knots straight South, it is 100 feet wide, 8 feet deep in the middle. The water temperature is 45F, light rain, visibility 5 miles, density altitude 1500 feet. The wind is blowing steady from 350 @ 15 knots, there are no obstructions over 15 feet within 3 miles.
Your destination is a small 35 foot pier along the west side of the river parallel to the current. The current at the pier is only 1 knot.
Question: Do you water land in the river and if so which direction -- North (upwind against current) or South (downwind with the current)?
Please give reason(s) for your answer(s).